Bolsters are an unbelievable method to rework your yoga follow. Whether or not you’re an influence yoga practitioner, a yin lover or when you adore an everyday restorative follow, bolsters are the important thing to shaping yoga postures to swimsuit you. Bolsters can be utilized to assist the physique as you sink right into a soothing baby’s pose, to raise your hips as you rise into Viparita Karani or ‘legs up the wall pose’ and may even allow you to entry deeper stretches. Bolsters are some of the common yoga props, however usually you’ll discover all of them are available in the identical measurement and form which isn’t appropriate for everybody. Us people are available in an array of styles and sizes and all of us have totally different preferences, that’s why we’re introducing our household of bolsters which are available in 4 totally different styles and sizes! On this publish, you’ll meet every of our new bolster members of the family and discover ways to use the totally different styles and sizes in your yoga follow.
First up, we’d love you to satisfy the Hemp Buckwheat Bolster, our favorite yoga prop in a traditional rounded form, and made out of hemp, some of the sustainable uncooked supplies on the planet. Your entire bolster household contains hemp, which is an especially versatile plant, with all points 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 comfy it can develop into!
Little one’s Pose is a perfect yoga asana to follow on the spherical hemp buckwheat bolster, because the bolster utterly helps the physique and permits you to really let go and expertise the posture within the calm and relaxed means it ought to be. Should you endure from knee ache or decrease again and hip tightness, utilizing a bolster for baby’s pose is an absolute should that can assist you really feel comfy.
To follow Little one’s Pose with the hemp spherical buckwheat bolster:
- Kneel on the bottom, sitting again in your heels if attainable (use a knee pad and pure cotton blanket to assist 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 by the period of time you wish to keep within the pose for
Natural buckwheat hulls fill the rectangular bolster, which can also be made out of 100% eco pleasant hemp. The oblong form of this bolster gives larger width and a flatter floor for supine postures, which is commonly much more appropriate for restorative backbends, chest-openers and being pregnant yoga. It additionally means this bolster is sturdy and steady, and gained’t roll over in your follow. We love utilizing this bolster to open the chest and enhance posture, and as a method to assist the physique in a restorative hip stretch or pigeon pose.
To follow the chest-opening posture:
- Sit on the bottom, on prime of a mat or blanket
- Place the rectangular buckwheat bolster behind you, in order that one finish of the bolster is in opposition to your tailbone as you’re sitting on the ground
- Bend your knees and place your toes on the bottom, then gently lie again on the bolster, along with your palms 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
- Should you want a little bit extra assist on your decrease again, prop your self up with a pure cotton blanket
To follow the supported pigeon pose:
- Sit on the bottom, on a mat or blanket
- Bend your knees and place your toes in entrance of you a little bit 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
- Loosen up right here for a couple of minutes, then gently swap sides
A must have merchandise from the Yogamatters Hemp Assortment, the small rectangular buckwheat bolster is made out of the 100% pure and eco-friendly fibres you’ve realized about already, and crammed with natural buckwheat hulls. Everybody has utterly distinctive preferences in relation to utilizing a bolster, so we’ve made positive you can even take out among the buckwheat hulls to make the bolster softer and squishier when you like! The pure colors additionally imply the bolster matches seamlessly into your own home décor. With its extensive 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 follow supported bridge pose:
- Lie in your again on a mat or blanket, with the bolster subsequent to you
- Bend your knees and place your toes flat on the bottom
- Gently raise 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 loosen up into the posture for a couple of minutes, specializing in respiratory slowly and calmly
To follow Viparita Karani:
- Out of your supported bridge pose, merely raise your legs into the air
- Keep right here for a couple of minutes, then gently bend your knees and place your toes again on the bottom
Mini bolsters are an excellent accompaniment to a really restful savasana, yoga nidra follow or sound bathtub, supporting your neck to permit whole leisure. Should you discover it tough to completely ‘let go’ once you’re making an attempt to loosen up, the mini buckwheat bolster is important to assist calm your nervous system and get essentially the most out of your leisure. The mini bolster will also be positioned alongside the backbone for a delicate chest opener after an extended day sitting at a desk, or beneath the abdomen for digestive work and cleansing.
To make use of the hemp mini buckwheat bolster for neck assist:
- Lie down on a mat or blanket, and get as comfy as you may. You might like to make use of the Hemp Spherical Buckwheat Bolster to assist your knees and loosen up your decrease again.
- Elevate your head and slide the mini buckwheat bolster below the again of your neck – bear in mind you can take away among the buckwheat hulls if you wish to change the peak or measurement of bolster to swimsuit you
- Loosen up your head down and put together to let go.