9 Yoga Bolsters To Help You Get the Most Out of Your Restorative Yoga Practice

February 06, 2022 by Well + Good

I used to have an actual office set up in my apartment, but as the pandemic continued to rage, my will to sit at an actual desk, in an actual chair declined at about the same rate as the number of sweatpants that I own increased. To quote Robert Frost: "Freedom lies in being bold." And baby did I feel bold once I decided to buck tradition and make my couch my workspace. As I write this, my laptop is perched on my coffee table and I'm trying to type over the 45-pound bull terrier lying across my lap. This is all to say, the past year has been very hard on both my posture and my mental health.

Yoga can help improve posture and decrease anxiety—and the benefits are compounded when you add yoga bolsters to the mix. Yoga bolsters are pillows that help support and stabilize your practice. There are a multitude of ways to incorporate them into restorative yoga; place one under your shoulders to open your chest and heart chakra in a supported fish pose, or between your knees and rest your torso and one cheek on it to stretch your back in a supported child's pose. You'll wonder how you ever went without one. Shop yoga bolsters below.

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