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My search for the best bolster found me here

My Zen Home

We launch myzenhome with a series of cushions and pillows to support your meditation, breathing and/or yoga practice. All of these practices encourage a healthy mind-body union on the inside. Our hand-made cushions and pillows from Thailand provide a “supported” environment for your practice.

Aqua Yoga Boslter

Our yoga bolster is a wonderful support prop for yoga and/or meditation. As yoga accessories, they offer a tremendous amount of support to deepen your yoga practice. As a meditation or pranayama (breathing practice) prop, you will enjoy the comfort and style from these yoga bolsters. 100% Organic Kapok fill. Dimensions: 20 X 7 X 4 1/2

What I wanted in a yoga bolster

The shape: A rectangular bolster. Rectangular bolsters have a flattened top and bottom and look like a thick rectangle. I think a rectangular bolster feels better than a zafu cushion since it is wider and supports the legs better. It appears that the rectangular bolster is very versatile and can be used for many more things than the rounded bolster.

The materials: Organic Kapok. A natural fiber that I’ve heard is the traditional fill for yoga cushions, being used for thousands of years. I chose Kapok over buckwheat hulls because: of its cotton-like nature, it feels softer than buckwheat; it’s quieter; it’s lighter. I’ve heard that kapok filled cushions can flatten with use but that they can be revived by squeezing and fluffing up the cushion. Time will tell if that holds true.

My Zen Home provided a yoga bolster to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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