Posted on: May 31st, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Pranayama bolster pillows might not be well-known to the general public, as perhaps Pilate’s mats or other yoga mats, but the elongated pillows with the peculiar name are not unusual or unheard of among those who have a passion for yoga. Pranayama bolsters help to support and keep your spine in alignment for deeper breathing while seated erect, and add great lower back arch support while in a horizontal position—a definite must for any yoga practitioner’s collection.
In fact, as one grows in his or her adeptness in yoga posturing and other yoga exercises, such an individual will want to expand his or her collection of yoga mats, meditation pillows, and yoga bolsters so as to always have just the right piece of equipment to incorporate into a particular regimen; Pranayama bolster pillows are sure to find their way into any serious practitioner’s assortment of yoga supplies.
Posted on: May 18th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
No yoga practitioner’s collection of yoga supplies would be complete without at least one size of varied size yoga blocks. Yoga blocks typically come in about 4 different materials: foam, cork, natural bamboo, and wood. Yoga blocks will assist you in extending your poses for proper posture. You can use them one at a time, or if necessary, stack them—whatever your degree of flexibility calls for.
Foam yoga blocks are ultra lightweight, are very stable, and quite affordable. In fact, it’s probably best if you have a few of them in your quiver. Why not give them as birthday or holiday gifts to friends and companions to keep in their yoga mat bags, along with other, sundry, yoga meditation items.
Posted on: May 13th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Your collection of yoga supplies…from mats, props, and cushions won’t be complete without a real, bamboo mediation bench [pictured], with collapsible legs for ease of storage and transport.
While delving into the long-term health and well-being benefits of yoga for life—especially if you teach it to others—you surely have your yoga mats, yoga meditation cushions, and other necessary items to ensure all of the desired postures and exercises can be executed without needless frustration due to being improperly equipped, but don’t forget your bench!
Bolsters, fitness balls, and other items are also considerations; don’t forget yoga mat disinfectant and mat cleaner to ensure optimum cleanliness for yourself as well as others, especially if you run your own facility where people come and go, cross-use the mats.
Posted on: May 12th, 2010 by Charles Pruett
Along with your needs for yoga mats and other yoga meditation supplies, consider having your own Shiatsu Thai massage mat [pictured]. This traditional mat is manufactured of 100% unbleached, untreated, natural cotton stuffed with approximately 20 pounds of equally pure cotton batting, arriving at a total, approximate mat weight of 25 pounds. These mats are 54” x 80” x 2.5” of hand-tufted cotton, perfect for practitioner and patient stretching. Very portable.
And while you strive for oneness of self, shouldn’t your compilation of yoga supplies be one as well? That’s why you’ll want to make sure you are well supplied with yoga meditation cushions, bolsters, blocks and even an authentic, bamboo meditation bench, which will last a lifetime. Don’t approach your yoga commitment halfheartedly. Begin with all you’ll need close at hand and then strive to elevate yourself to your commitment.