The yoga prop bolster a long cylindrical cushion or pillow used as a popular yoga accessory used to provide comfort, support poses and increase stretching during restorative postures and deep breathing exercises. The bolster pillow is stuffed tight with cotton.  You can add, remove, or replace the cotton through a draw string closure on the side of the bolster. The bolster cover is a high quality, naturally-dyed, hand spun and hand woven of jute-cotton fabric. 

These bolsters are ideal for fitness classes and travel. 

What is a yoga bolster used for?

Bolsters are widely used in restorative yoga classes. A bolster can be placed under various parts of the body for firm yet comfortable support to encourage total release and relaxation. Restorative yoga can have a deeply soothing effect on the mind and nervous system – think of a bolster as restorative yoga’s best friend!

A bolster is particularly useful in pregnancy yoga and can also be super helpful for anyone working with injuries or specific conditions – basically, a bolster offers support to any part of the body that requires more support.

Craft Story:

The removable bolster cover is woven of natural fibers like Jute and Cotton fabrics by a collective of 45 Craftswomen from Rajankatti, Makelmardi, Kadoli, Hunnur, Telaganatti, Madanbhavi, and Chikoppa which are drought prone regions in the state of Karnataka. In this jute cotton mat, jute is used in horizontal fashion (in shuttles of loom) to hide the roughness, and to give a detailed finish through cotton thread overlaying. This cotton gives a fine smooth texture feel to the product. 

To make these bolster covers a hand peddled wheel mechanism (Charkha Wheel) is used in unwinding the yarn from a larger lot to transfer to bobbins. A Handloom Machine- Hand and foot operated workbench is also used in weaving of fabric.

These products are made with using many of Northern Karnataka’s craft-traditions and techniques such as: indigo dyeing of the Neelgars, rope-twisting, folk-stitching and joinery of the Nadafs, vegetable tanning/dyeing of hides and leather-crafting of the Dhor and Samgar communities, wool-felting, spinning and kambal weaving techniques of sheepherding communities.

Care Instructions: 

The bolster cover is suitable for both hand wash and machine wash in cold water, using a mild detergent. This ensures that your bolster cover remains clean, fresh and germ-free at all times. Use no bleach or softener and also no centrifugation. Hang dry. 

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Customer Reviews

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Rimjhim Chandra
Firm Yoga Bolster to Improve Balance in Many Poses

I purchased the bolster to enjoy yoga at my home. Bolster helps me to correctly align when it is placed under the hips. Lying stomach-down on the bolster also useful for poses like cobra and bow. The size and firmness are exactly what I expected.