Guide: The Yoga Bolster
Beginner yogis that are just learning how to use yoga props often wonder which prop to start learning to use first. For some the best and most loved prop of all is the bolster. This humble prop is the gateway to opening up a whole world of restorative yoga. Helping yogis to experience a deeper sense of release, relaxation and openness. Our bolsters are designed to provide superior support and comfort in restorative postures and deep breathing exercises. The support is softer than a lot of the traditional bolsters using buckwheat as the cushion. Through the medium firmness they also offer relief for stiffness, pregnancy aches and joint pain and can support very specific parts of the body, allowing the anatomy to function without strain or tension.
We offer three varieties of yoga bolster - the Enlight Bolster Family are coming in three different shapes and colors to fit your needs. All are made with a super soft and absorbent eQua recycled micro-fiber fabric cover to keep you dry and comfortable and easy to clean and are filled with a foam core and cotton fibre padding providing a soft to medium support.
How to choose between the shapes?
The Enlight Rectangular Bolster is great when you're first introducing a bolster into your practice. The wider, rectangular design which offers more coverage across the back when laying down and a flatter feel when being used under the wrists for support. Its lower height provides a more stable surface area when laid flat. You can also sit on it in seated postures and seated forward bends and it provides solid support in meditation postures. This is our most versatile bolster in the family. 71cm x 30cm x 13cm - 1.1kg
The Enlight Round Bolster has the traditional round shape that gives you the ability to go deeper into your open heart stretch. The curved, round design helps create a curve in the body to deepen natural arching and open the chest. It has a taller height than the rectangular, which provides more support for forwarding bends. 69cm x 23cm x 233cm - 1kg
The Lean Bolster is great for targeted stretches, and can easily be combined with other rectangular bolsters and blocks for customizable support. The lighter weight, hybrid-shaped bolster is both curved and flat for a variety of uses. 74cm x 18cm x 8cm - 0.45kg
Benefits to using a yoga bolster
- Relieves stress, tension and joint pain.
- Deep soothing effect on the mind and nervous system.
- Improves blood circulation and reduce inflammation.