DO I NEED A YOGA BOLSTER OR MEDITATION CUSHION?
- Oct 19, 2021
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3 Ways a Yoga Cushion Can Help Your Practice
There always seems to be some new yoga prop to buy! Do you really need a cushion for your yoga or meditation practice?
In this post, we dive into 3 advantages of having a cushion for your yoga or meditation practice.
What is a yoga cushion?
A yoga cushion is usually a firm round or rectangular cushion with a filling, such as buckwheat, cotton, fiber, etc. Cushions and bolsters are often used for restorative yoga or yin yoga, but also for meditation or relaxation practices. Because of their versatility, your investment can go a long way!
Our yoga cushion is higher and wider than a standard yoga bolster, making it the ideal cushion for beginners or less flexible individuals. Its organic buckwheat filling allows you to adjust the cushion’s height and firmness to suit your comfort level.
How can a cushion help my meditation or yoga practice?
Practicing meditation is easy for some people, but can quickly become painful for others, causing leg pain, back pain or difficulty getting up. Poor posture is usually the culprit. Using a meditation pillow or cushion makes your session safer for your body.
Sitting on a cushion raises your hips above your knees so that your spine can stay straight and aligned. Not only is this safer for your spine, but a straight back also helps your body remain alert and focused, so you can fully benefit from your restorative meditation, yoga or relaxation practice.
Being completely comfortable is essential for any meditation and relaxation practice. If your legs go numb, or there’s too much tension in your muscles, that means your posture isn’t optimal. This can get frustrating and distracting.
A cushion can help you find comfort, stability and grace in your poses. It can help relax tense or stiff muscles, and take the focus off your posture so you can focus on your breath.
Of course, household accessories can serve as “props” for your yoga or meditation practice, without requiring a huge investment. For example, you can use regular cushions, a chair, or stacked blankets to help you maintain a comfortable posture.
That said, if you have a dedicated cushion for your practice, it will help your brain maintain the habit. The less you have to prepare before your practice, the more likely you are to stick with it consistently. Investing in a meditation cushion may help if you want to make yoga or meditation a part of your daily routine.
Which cushion is the best on the market?
Ours, of course! 😉 We’ve done a LOT of research to design a meditation cushion that stands out in a saturated market.
Our team is proud to bring you a meditation pillow that has been ethically made in India, the most reputable source of meditation practices and accessories.
The buckwheat hulls are easy to remove (or add back in), allowing you to adjust the firmness of your cushion over time.
Our cushion’s round shape lifts the hips and upper body so your legs can rest comfortably. Its ideal firmness allows you to loosen your spine, straighten your bust, and ensure that your back is straight and aligned.
It comes with a gorgeous, hand-embroidered cotton cover that is ultra resistant, so your cushion can be part of your meditation practice for a long time.
And guess what: it’s even machine washable. Think about it: your cushion spends its life on the ground, exposed to perspiration. We wanted to give you the chance to easily wash its outer shell to keep your relationship fresh! You can simply remove the lining, machine wash it, and hang it to dry.
We’ve even integrated a transport handle so you can take your cushion with you to the park or cottage!
How do I adjust the height and firmness of my Be Humance meditation cushion?
Once you receive your yoga cushion, it’s important for you to determine the right height for your body type and practice. The ideal height of your cushion is based on your height and level of flexibility.
When you sit on your cushion, your legs should be crossed and you should naturally be in a meditation position without any strain or discomfort. To adjust the firmness and height of your cushion, simply open the inner lining and remove some of the buckwheat hulls.
Shop our cushion and improve your meditation or yoga practice!
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