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How to Choose Your Perfect Yoga Bolster

April 20, 2016

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Every practice can be enhanced by the right yoga bolster. Whether your goal is to intensify your practice, bring certain poses within reach, adapt your practice to physical limitations, or simply relax and get a good stretch, there is a bolster for you. When shopping for a yoga bolster, the most important thing to think about is how you'll be using it. This guide will help you find the perfect bolster for your practice.

Rectangular Yoga Bolster
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Dimensions: 24" x 10" x 5"

The wide, flat surface of the Rectangular Yoga Bolster makes it highly stable, perfect for Restorative Yoga. Lower than the Cylindrical Yoga Bolster, it allows for a deeper forward bend or a more gentle chest opening.

Cylindrical Yoga Bolster
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Dimensions: 24” x 8”

At 8” high, the Cylindrical Yoga Bolster will provide more support in forward bends and a deeper chest opening than the Rectangular Yoga Bolster. It’s also ideal for placing under the knees to lengthen and release the low back.

Prana Yoga Bolster
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Dimensions: 26” x 7” x 3”

The Prana Yoga Bolster was designed to facilitate deeper breathing. The longer length supports the entire spine, from the low back to the head. The narrow width and slight lift allow the chest to relax and open, increasing lung capacity.

The Prana Yoga Bolster’s versatility extends beyond breathwork. The Prana Yoga Bolster is also perfect for any pose where you need a little extra height and support.

Half Prana Bolster
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Dimensions: 15” x 6” x 3”

Small and mighty, the Half Prana Bolster has remarkable versatility. Use it for extra height and support in your asana practice, as a meditation cushion, even to intensify your core workout.

Click here for the Top 5 Ways to Use a Half Prana Bolster.

Mini Cylindrical Bolster

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Dimensions: 16” x 5.5”

Like the Half Prana Bolster, the Mini Cylindrical Bolster is a small bolster with infinite possibilities. Its buckwheat filling allows it to contour to the shape of your body, providing firm support for the neck, knees, and lumbar spine.

The Bridge Cushion
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Dimensions: 18” x 8” x 6″

The Bridge Cushion does double-duty, acting as a meditation cushion or a yoga bolster. Straddle the Bridge Cushion for a comfortable kneeling position during meditation. When used as a bolster, the Bridge Cushion is an ideal chest opener, support in forward bend, and back bend prop.

Click here for our top five ways to use the Bridge Cushion.



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