Making A Home Yoga Practice With Meditation Cushions & Bolsters
*Blog Takeover * Eve Hardcastle from Wolf & Mermaid's Eco Yoga products is taking over the Life by Equipe Resource Centre today with a guide to why home practice is important for your wellbeing and how to start one.
There are so many reasons to add an eco yoga bolster or meditation cushion into your life - here's a few to get you going!
Wolf and Mermaid is passionate about supporting your home yoga practice!
Not only are their Limited Edition 100% non-plastic mats super thick at 3mm to give you that extra cushioning and padding needed on elbows, knees, and joints, they also help cultivate your own self-home practice away from the studio or on the go.
Having your non-slip, beautifully unique yoga mat out and easily accessible at home means your more like to practice more regularly, especially on those dull grey days when you don’t want to go outside!
Why create a home practice?
Getting a set complete with a meditation cushion, bolster, and eye pillow as well as your mat you will be able to create your very own corner of happiness for your home practice. See it as a shrine to you and to you giving yourself that slice of time every day to come back to your body and calm your mind.
Keeping up a good practice at home can not only help you feel more deeply into the postures but also for you to figure out poses that they might move through quickly in class. You can practice your downward dog or your warrior pose over and over until it feels right in your body.
Home practices also mean that you aren’t always limited to the length of a set class time. Love that savasana? Do it for a whole 15mins instead of a casual 2mins! Want more meditation time? Get lost in the meditation for longer. Anything you feel you are craving after your studio practice you can come home and practice for longer.
If you find a rare luxury of a free afternoon – having your mat out at home means it’s ready and available as and when you need it and when you get the time. So, if you only have a spare 5 minutes before going to work you can jump on your mat and take in the colours, tune into your breath and feel your body move even if it’s for 5mins, I promise you it makes a difference.
Not sure what to do when practicing yoga alone…Don’t panic – you can download amazing online yoga videos or invite some friends over to practice together. You can chat, make tea, make each other laugh and learn something new!
If you’ve been going to yoga classes for a while but you feel you ought to take a slice of it home with you, grabbing yourself a Wolf and Mermaid mat, bolster or meditation cushion will help give you the extra push you might need to start practicing at home. With the individual art printed on the soft supporting texture, they will last you a lifetime of yoga practices and will brighten your day – whatever kind of week you are having!
What are meditation cushions and yoga bolsters?
These cushioned body supports help to prop you up if flexibility is a concern, help support your alignment and ensure that you can relax more into yoga poses.
Wolf and Mermaid knows how important it is to get the right cushioning ready for your seated meditation so you can just relax in stillness. With these meditation cushions, you simply take a seat and your hips are propped higher than the floor so comfort.
Made from eco-friendly cotton canvas with carrying handle, this cushion is filled with 100% eco-friendly buckwheat. Every stitch. every dye, every inch of fabric is eco friendly and non toxic while also bringing you the brightest colours on the block.
A yoga bolster is like a body pillow but firmer and circular in shape.
Its main purpose is to create relaxation, help soften a posture, or aid in opening the body. A bolster is commonly used in prenatal, restorative, and Iyengar based yoga.
Yoga bolsters are great at the start or at the end of your practice to begin to open or to unwind and slow down.
They are perfect supports for the neck, knees, arms, backs anywhere in the body that you are wanting to soften and also open and add extra cushioning too.
Lying down, you can place them over your stomach, acting as an added weight to lower the chest and belly to enhance deep breathing and relaxation.
All made from eco-friendly cotton, printed with non-toxic dyes and water-based ink, plus hand-filled with 100% organic buckwheat sourced from the UK. So you can feel good and know it all good materials you’re using. The buckwheat has deliberately not been filled until it is jam-packed, so you'll find a more comfortable cushion that mould around your body more.
Drenching you in colour, each yoga product is a piece of art, bringing a sense of joy, vitality and vibrancy. The designs are inspired by helping our oceans to heal. A donation from the profits are made to Coral Reef Alliance to help protect our coral reefs.
Inviting more colour into your life and into your practice has been said to enhance well-being, improve mood and help with sleep! So what are you waiting for - check out the full collection of meditation cushions and yoga bolsters here.
Have you already got one of these beautiful body supports? Let us know what you think of them in the comments.
Wonderfully unique, artist-designed eco yoga products, made with non toxic dyes and 100% organic buckwheat & lavender fillings.
Get matchy-matchy with your colours and designs. From crystals to coral, to sea and land, this yoga & meditation collection was designed to take you somewhere magical