The yoga bolster made of recycled cotton was designed in collaboration with the French household linen brand Jamini whose textile know-how respects the Indian tradition. Yogom brings its yogic know-how and together the two brands have designed an elegant capsule collection for yoga and meditation.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BOLSTER YOGA COTTON
- Cushion for yoga 100% cotton
- Dimensions: 68 x 20 cm
- Weight: 2.26 kg
- Topped with cotton scraps and recycled cotton
- Removable with a zipper system
- A first cotton cover containing cotton scraps and recycled cotton with zipper to modulate density
- A second outer cover in printed cotton machine washable at 30 °
- Made in India in Jaipur and hand printed
What are the advantages of the CUSHION
- The cotton yoga bolster is a cylindrical bolster-type cushion that is placed mainly in the back along the spine.
- It is the favorite pillow of Yin Yoga practitioners and people who have back pain.
- Ideal for the practice of gentle yoga (Yin Yoga), relaxation, meditation, restorative yoga and prenatal yoga.
- In Yin Yoga the bolster allows you to reach deeper stretches especially when you have a stiff body and lack flexibility.
- Do you often have back pain? At the level of the cervical, trapezius or lumbar? You can lie on bolster yoga and let weightlessness take effect and relax little by little.
- The cotton yoga bolster is also an amazing accessory for final relaxation after yoga sessions. You can place it under the feet, under the knees, under the thighs, under the pelvis or in the back to relieve the area that has been solicited.
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THE FILLING OF THE yoga bolsters
Filling meditation cushions is crucial for choosing your yoga accessories. It has an impact on the quality of your meditation and yoga sessions and the durability of your product. There are generally three different types of filling: kapok, buckwheat husk and spelt seed. However, Yogom and Jamini have opted for a padding composed of cotton scraps and recycled cotton to be more sustainable and eco-responsible, while maintaining the same technical characteristics as kapok, buckwheat or spelt: density, modularity, comfort and lightness.
- Kapok is a cotton-like plant fiber and is the traditional product for meditation cushions. However, it is less dense than buckwheat and spelt and can alter the quality of your cushion over time. In addition, kapok products are generally more expensive than others.
- Spelt seed is an intermediate material in terms of firmness and offers firmer padding than kapok, as well as a stable posture for meditation.
- Buckwheat is a dense padding and offers a firm posture for your meditation. It is the popular choice for yoga cushions because of its high firmness, which guarantees a durable original shape for optimal comfort.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FLORAL INSPIRATION OF THIS COLLECTION
The Indian floral motifs draw their inspiration from the Mughal empire. India is a rich cultural breeding ground mixing Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Persian and Christian influences. It is exemplified by the State of Rajasthan and its grandiose architectural heritage. The Mughal Empire that reigned in India from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century called on Indian craftsmen to build their mausoleums and mosques. Floral decoration has been a key element connecting the two civilizations. Flowers in India are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artisans and have influenced painting, weaving, sculpting and printmaking. The finest collaborations between the Mughal and Hindu art movements are proof of this, highlighting the beauty created by mutual respect and shared vision.
HOW ARE THE PRODUCTS OF THIS INDIAN COLLECTION PRINTED?
Our range of products in collaboration with Jamini is made with the wood block printing method, an ancestral Indian technique. This process involves the use of engraved wooden blocks to print patterns on various textiles such as cushions, blankets, carpets and bags. The founder of the brand, Usha Bora, promotes local crafts and the authenticity of these products.
The history of woodblock printing dates back to ancient times. Murals with women wearing patterns have been discovered in Egypt, dating back to 2100 BC, and China also has a rich tradition of printing on textiles. However, India is recognized for its expertise in using natural plant dyes and unique complex patterns.
The art of woodblock printing flourished from the twelfth century in the East and became known in Europe in the sixteenth century thanks to the export of furniture and clothing. In the nineteenth century, when India was under British rule, manual weaving and printing techniques were abandoned for industrial production. However, after India’s independence in 1947, local crafts, including wood block printing, regained their prestige during the 60s and 70s, during the hippie wave.
Today, the main woodblock print production center is located in Sanganer, a suburb of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Some workshops are very active in the local market and in export markets.
The importance of having a bolster and/or zafu for your practice
Yoga and meditation are very popular practices for improving physical and mental health. Using quality accessories, such as the meditation cushion, can contribute to a more comfortable and effective yoga or meditation experience. The cylindrical Zafu, also known as a bolster or yoga cushion, is a popular accessory for these practices.
Zafu filling can vary, but most options are made from natural pods such as buckwheat or kapok. These materials provide optimal firmness to maintain a stable posture during meditation or yoga. In addition, the zafu cover can be made of washable canvas for easy maintenance. Some versions of zafu may also have a handle for convenient carrying.
In addition to the classic cylindrical closure, there are also rectangular zafus to meet your specific yoga or meditation needs. The dimensions and weight of each product vary, so it’s important to consider them when making your choice. Also, some practices, such as iyengar yoga, may require different heights for zafu or bolster, so it’s important to consider them when making your choice.
In short, choosing a zafu for meditation or yoga is an important decision to improve the quality of your practice. Natural filling options, handy handles, and different shapes can all help you find the product that will best suit your yoga and meditation needs.