Yoga bolsters are a yoga accessory that is used to provide stable support for people during Restorative yoga practice, or while doing difficult yoga poses, or during meditation. Yoga bolsters can be placed under the knees, back, neck, ankles, abdomen, or legs to give stable support, prevent muscle strain and they are a much more pleasant alternative to using a rolled up yoga mat or stacks of yoga blankets.
Yoga bolsters have a foam core with natural cotton batting wrapped around it, so they provide firm support with softness. The yoga bolster is covered with a durable cotton fabric cover that is removable for washing. You can find a cotton yoga bolster in many colors to suit your tastes.
Yoga bolster pillows come in different shapes and sizes such as the standard round, oblong bolsters, rectangular bolsters, the smaller round, neck roll size bolsters, or they come in round or square shapes.
In addition to providing firm support during asanas, yoga bolsters can provide a supportive cushion during meditation practice. When one is doing meditation, they need to be in a comfortable position so that they can keep their mind free from worry about what their body is doing, or where something aches or does not feel supported. Using a yoga bolster can help assure that you reach a state of total relaxation during meditation, which makes the meditation more effective.
During prenatal yoga, when moms-to-be are trying to maintain their yoga practice and prepare for the birth of their child, yoga bolsters are a welcome accessory or prop that can help moms feel supported and keep them from overstraining themselves during the different poses. A well-placed yoga bolster during prenatal yoga practice might be a good way to help a woman keep the correct alignment during asana practice and help her to feel comfortable and supported during meditation.
Yoga studios and teachers who re-sell yoga accessories to their clients and students can get yoga bolsters wholesale. You can find yoga bolster wherever yoga accessories are sold such as in sporting goods that sell Skates and clothing stores, specialty yoga shops, your local yoga studio, or at one of the many online yoga shops that sell the full spectrum of yoga accessories including yoga clothing, mats, blankets, props, equipment, books, DVDs and music for your yoga practice.
Whether you are a beginning yoga student or an advanced yogi, yoga bolsters can be a welcome addition to your yoga practice and to your quiet meditation times. The soft, firm, comfortable support they provide might be just the thing you need to take your yoga practice to a deeper level of joy.