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What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Yoga Bolster

May 24, 2018

Halfmoon - What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Yoga Bolster

Have you ever wondered what makes the bolster in your yoga studio so good and what separates a great bolster from a bad one? A great bolster can transform your yoga practice and can be used in almost any style of yoga. The catch is, not all bolsters are alike.

Walk into any yoga studio in Canada, and you’ll likely come across bolsters that were made by Halfmoon. You can tell that a bolster is excellent quality when it is firm and doesn’t bend or sag easily. Props in yoga studios go through a lot of wear and tear, but you’ll find Halfmoon bolsters keep their support for years! Here are three things to look for in a bolster, whether you are a studio owner, a teacher or a yoga lover.

1. Removable Cover with Handles
A removable, washable cover is essential not only for yoga studios who need to wash their covers, but also anyone who uses their bolster regularly. Bolsters, like yoga blankets are often used directly against our skin and are left on the floor for long periods of time. Washing those covers occasionally is an important part of bolster care.

Bolster Care:

  • When you wash your covers, wash them in cold water and hang them to dry so they don’t shrink).
  • Learn how to put your cover on your bolster here.

2. Hand Stuffed with Cotton Batting
If you purchase a bolster from Halfmoon, you can be rest assured that it was hand stuffed with your practice in mind. Cotton batting is part of what makes our bolsters so sturdy and firm. Cotton fibres are formed into layers making the structure soft yet solid, and extremely supportive, comfortable and durable.

3. A Bolster That Stands the Test of Time
Whether your bolster is being used in a studio or in a home, you need your bolster to be supportive for years to come. Many Halfmoon customers are still using the same bolster they purchased 10 or even 20 years ago! We carefully select each fabric and material we use to be durable and beautiful. We love our products – and we want you to as well!

"I purchased my first bolster from Halfmoon over 10 years ago (it's still in great shape despite major use!), so it was a given that I would buy my second one from them. The quality, service and craftsmanship is amazing! I'll be purchasing more!!"

- Rebecca W

When you choose a bolster that lasts a long time, being able to buy a new updated cover is a great option that will keep you loving your bolster for years to come. Shop covers here.

Check out these articles for more helpful bolster tips:
How to Choose Your Perfect Yoga Bolster
Top Five Ways to Use a Rectangular Bolster
Top Five Ways to Use a Half Prana Bolster

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