The 7 Best Yoga Pillows For The Most Restorative Practice Ever

March 09, 2021 by Women's Health

If you're looking for a yoga sesh that doesn't involve loads of chaturanga pushups, restorative yoga is about as close to a nap as a flow can get. Seriously, the entire point of restorative yoga is to *relax*, which means you'll get to enjoy restful poses for minutes at a time and use cozy props like yoga pillows (a.k.a. bolsters) and blankets. (Sign me way, way up.)

By literally laying on these comfortable props, you feel more physically held, which allows your body and mind to rest more deeply, says virtual yoga teacher and trainer Suki Clements, CPT, RYT. For example, resting your torso on a yoga bolster (which is basically a firm pillow) in child's pose takes any physical effort out of the equation so you can really settle in.

While meditation pillows are often round and firm enough that you can sit on them comfortably in an upright position for extended periods of time, yoga pillows or bolsters are designed to help you find support through a variety of restorative poses.

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