Yoga bolster pillows are wonderful yoga props for Yin Yoga and stretching. Unfortunately, they are expensive, costing upwards of £60, which makes it a luxury item for most yogis. And it shouldn't be! At Lots of Yoga, we decided that no obstacles should stop us from the wonder of yoga bolsters! We discover a magic solution: 3 minutes, 4 household items, no sewing, and everyone can make a beautiful and FREE bolster. You ready?
How to make your own yoga bolster in three minutes (with no sewing!)
You'll need the following 4 items:
45 seconds - we like to turn the pillowcase inside out first so you can easily unroll the pillowcase onto the blanket:
Remember to tug the end loose end of the pillow in and fold it on top of the rolling bolster shape, like how you wrap a present.
Et voila! There you have it! Your very own yoga bolster. Now lay back and enjoy.
DIY Yoga Bolster
Time to reap the benefits of our hard earned yoga bolster:
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Great for people who stand a lot at work, such as teachers, chefs and medical professionals.
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Great to build up upper body and back strength!
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You can always just cheat and buy a bolster. Check out these amazing options below:
Let's start with a cheap and cheerful option - you can't fault this bolster made with 100% cotton cloth AND removable washable cover. It also comes with two carry handles and full-length zipper. Size: 63x15x7cm
We love this mid-range 100% Organic, buckwheat Filled Yoga Bolster with a lifetime guarantee. Size: Approx 63cm long by 22cm diameter
The Rolls-Royce of yoga props! We love this soft, plush and absorbent bolster from Manduka with fancy 'eQua micro-fiber fabric cover' and hidden zipper so you don't get a zipper-pressed face from your yin yogic sleep. The cover is removable for easy cleaning.
Whether it's brought or made, don't you just LOVE your bolster? ❤️ Do you have any more tips on how to make a yoga bolster at home? Share your special handmade bolster ideas with us! Tag us @lots_of_yoga on Instagram or @lotsofyoga on Pinterest. We'd love to hear from you!