Bolsters are an unimaginable method to rework your yoga apply. Whether or not you’re an influence yoga practitioner, a yin lover or in the event you adore a daily restorative apply, bolsters are the important thing to shaping yoga postures to go well with you. Bolsters can be utilized to help the physique as you sink right into a soothing youngster’s pose, to elevate your hips as you rise into Viparita Karani or ‘legs up the wall pose’ and might even assist you entry deeper stretches. Bolsters are one of the widespread yoga props, however usually you’ll discover all of them are available the identical measurement and form which isn’t appropriate for everybody. Us people are available an array of styles and sizes and all of us have completely different preferences, that’s why we’re introducing our household of bolsters which are available 4 completely different styles and sizes! On this submit, you’ll meet every of our new bolster relations and discover ways to use the completely different styles and sizes in your yoga apply.
First up, we’d love you to fulfill the Hemp Buckwheat Bolster, our favorite yoga prop in a traditional rounded form, and constituted of hemp, one of the sustainable uncooked supplies on the planet. The complete bolster household contains hemp, which is a particularly versatile plant, with all facets of it both getting used for meals or textiles. Hemp turns into softer with use, so the excellent news is that the extra you utilize your bolster, the cosier and extra snug it would change into!
Little one’s Pose is a perfect yoga asana to apply on the spherical hemp buckwheat bolster, because the bolster utterly helps the physique and permits you to actually let go and expertise the posture within the calm and relaxed means it ought to be. In the event you endure from knee ache or decrease again and hip tightness, utilizing a bolster for youngster’s pose is an absolute should that can assist you really feel snug.
To apply Little one’s Pose with the hemp spherical buckwheat bolster:
- Kneel on the bottom, sitting again in your heels if potential (use a knee pad and pure cotton blanket to help your knees and hips if wanted)
- Place the spherical hemp buckwheat bolster in entrance of you, in order that one finish of the bolster is between your legs.
- Gently lie your higher physique down onto the bolster, along with your arms relaxed both facet.
- Flip your head to 1 facet, then swap sides half means via the period of time you wish to keep within the pose for
Natural buckwheat hulls fill the rectangular bolster, which can also be constituted of 100% eco pleasant hemp. The oblong form of this bolster affords better width and a flatter floor for supine postures, which is usually much more appropriate for restorative backbends, chest-openers and being pregnant yoga. It additionally means this bolster is sturdy and steady, and received’t roll over in your apply. We love utilizing this bolster to open the chest and enhance posture, and as a method to help the physique in a restorative hip stretch or pigeon pose.
To apply the chest-opening posture:
- Sit on the bottom, on high of a mat or blanket
- Place the rectangular buckwheat bolster behind you, in order that one finish of the bolster is towards your tailbone as you’re sitting on the ground
- Bend your knees and place your ft on the bottom, then gently lie again on the bolster, along with your arms in your decrease stomach or to your sides.
- Keep right here for a couple of minutes to softly open your chest, coronary heart and lungs
- In the event you want just a little extra help in your decrease again, prop your self up with a pure cotton blanket
To apply the supported pigeon pose:
- Sit on the bottom, on a mat or blanket
- Bend your knees and place your ft in entrance of you just a little wider than your hips
- Drop your knees to the left, then flip to face over your left knee
- Place the oblong buckwheat bolster in entrance of your left leg horizontally, and gently decrease your physique down on to the bolster, in order that it’s supporting you
- Calm down right here for a couple of minutes, then gently swap sides
Essential merchandise from the Yogamatters Hemp Assortment, the small rectangular buckwheat bolster is constituted of the 100% pure and eco-friendly fibres you’ve realized about already, and full of natural buckwheat hulls. Everybody has utterly distinctive preferences in relation to utilizing a bolster, so we’ve made positive which you could even take out a few of the buckwheat hulls to make the bolster softer and squishier in the event you like! The pure colors additionally imply the bolster suits seamlessly into your house décor. With its large and flat floor, the small rectangular buckwheat bolster is right for postures like supported bridge pose and Viparita Karani or ‘legs up the wall pose’.
To apply supported bridge pose:
- Lie in your again on a mat or blanket, with the bolster subsequent to you
- Bend your knees and place your ft flat on the bottom
- Gently elevate your hips, and slide the bolster beneath, then decrease your hips down in order that they’re supported by the bolster
- Permit your physique to chill out into the posture for a couple of minutes, specializing in respiration slowly and calmly
To apply Viparita Karani:
- Out of your supported bridge pose, merely elevate your legs into the air
- Keep right here for a couple of minutes, then gently bend your knees and place your ft again on the bottom
Mini bolsters are a perfect accompaniment to a really restful savasana, yoga nidra apply or sound bathtub, supporting your neck to permit complete rest. In the event you discover it troublesome to completely ‘let go’ once you’re making an attempt to chill out, the mini buckwheat bolster is important to assist calm your nervous system and get probably the most out of your rest. The mini bolster may also be positioned alongside the backbone for a mild chest opener after a protracted day sitting at a desk, or beneath the abdomen for digestive work and detoxing.
To make use of the hemp mini buckwheat bolster for neck help:
- Lie down on a mat or blanket, and get as snug as you’ll be able to. You could like to make use of the Hemp Spherical Buckwheat Bolster to help your knees and chill out your decrease again.
- Elevate your head and slide the mini buckwheat bolster beneath the again of your neck – bear in mind which you could take away a few of the buckwheat hulls if you wish to change the peak or measurement of bolster to go well with you
- Calm down your head down and put together to let go.