Though being part of today’s world has its advantages and we have many things within our reach, our daily agendas are tight and a great deal of attentiveness is required to be able to finish all tasks ahead so you do not stress. All this is known to result in fatigue which may turn chronic if not checked in time because all that stress piling up every day can really take its toll on your health. While we may think we far outweigh ancient people in intelligence, we need not look further than yoga. It is not exactly certain when exactly yoga appeared, somewhere between 5,000 to 10,000 years ago, and to this day it is still very much the basic practice of working on your physical and mental strength and finding the correlation.
Yoga is often misinterpreted by laymen as an activity where you just sit without moving your body, making no physical effort, thus, it is seen as not challenging enough. Contrary to that belief, yoga helps the yogi master their body and mind by helping them find a way to become more conscious of how to work on both as a connection rather than separately. This in itself is more of a challenge than you can imagine. Yoga can help you ease your mind and be aware of your being in a given moment, focusing on the present. With all the information surrounding us, we find ourselves in situations having an overload of thoughts which amplifies the stress. This is where yoga comes in handy as learning the basics of meditation can be your gate to a peaceful mind. The great thing about yoga is you can practice it anywhere and not strictly in a yoga studio. You can look up yoga videos and books which explain all the breathing techniques and asanas that you need to work on, and find the yoga practice that suits you most, so you can be your own yoga teacher.
Unlike in the past, when core yogis only relied on their yoga skills for an energising workout, nowadays, with the vast world of yoga props it is so much easier for people of all generations to practice without getting aches and pains. While the mat is the most widespread and popular yoga prop, you would be surprised to know the use of yoga bolsters can be just as helpful with your asanas, if not more. Same as in the case with mats, bolsters can help with body support as well as with your flexibility, so even if you do not think you are flexible yet for some asanas, a bolster can get you to it. There is a variety of choices you will come across as these come in many shapes, sizes and colours, so you will easily find the right yoga bolster pillow for you. It can give you the strength to endure spending more time in certain positions.
There are many ways you can incorporate a yoga bolster pillow in your workout. For instance, you can use it when you want to get your back the rest and stretch it needs during the relaxing Savasana (corpse pose) or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (bridge pose) without lifting your hips. If you feel some pressure points while doing the Utkata Konasana (goddess pose) or Balasana (child’s pose), the bolster pillow proves to be your best companion in relieving the aches. It is also suitable for a reclined heart-opening pose because it provides better chest opening and can help with Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (upward dog) and Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward dog).
Along with this, the yoga bolster is perfect for prenatal yoga workouts. If you were looking for the prop that can fit perfectly in your lifestyle, you can rest assured you have found it. You can use it for your neck in days when you spend hours on your laptop, or as a low back support during your long days in the office.