Yoga Bolsters: YOGA101
by the Hippie Yogini

Yoga Bolsters

Yoga bolsters are the perfect partners for a yogi with any range of experience. If you don’t already own a bolster, you will be surprised about the numerous uses and benefits a bolster can have. Yoga bolsters are perfect for helping your body open up in a relaxed pose. Although they support your body while you are holding a stretch, they actually help you stretch because you are able to hold the pose much longer. Bolsters can provide assistance  and comfort in restorative postures, various stretches that can improve circulation to key organs and different body parts, and even aid in minimizing stress and fatigue in the body. The benefit you receive from your bolster depends on how you lay or relax your body on it. Bolsters come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and qualities, in order to fit any routine or stretch involved in your practice. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself using this awesome yoga prop numerous times a day, in and outside of the yoga studio!