A Bolster – what is that?
A yogabolster is a long, often cylindrical or rectangular pillow – a very popular yoga accessory, so-called props, which can help you in the various positions. They will help you to a more “effective” pose and give you the support you need to more easily and stably go in and stay in a yoga position. Especially in yin, nidra and resorative yoga as well as pranayama (breathing exercises) these props are “invaluable”.
Most yoga props was “invented” in the 1960s, when yoga teachers who, among other things. B.K.S. Iyengar noticed that many of his students had problems maintaining correct posture in certain positions. This is due to injury or lack of flexibility. Iyengar therefore developed and introduced accessories, props, and yoga equipment to help his students access poses with greater comfort and better shape. Yoga props such as bolsters, zafus, zabutons (meditation mats), pillows, yoga straps, blankets, cork blocks, etc.
The wonderful thing about props is that they can be used in an endless way. As always, it is best that they are used based on how you feel, rather than what a shape or pose looks like – test, feel and use your imagination!
Bolsters made of natural materials
Outer fabric in 100% washed linen and inner pillow of 100% cotton – filled with shells of European grown buckwheat.
Care instructions for your bolsters
Care and cleaning of buckwheat products is very simple. Empty covers can be washed in the washing machine. The buckwheat shells do not really require cleaning, but if you want, you can freshen up the buckwheat shells by freezing them for 24 hours or exposing them to sunlight. Put the shells in a laundry bag (preferably two). Rinse them under running water and then spread the shells on a sheet in the sun. The sun disinfects them and when they dry they contract and will become like new.