Yay, OMG, I am so excited to share a DIY Post with you all! A little bit about me, I am a mad crafter, and actually that's how I started out blogging. I would share tons of DIY posts. Over the past couple of years though, my DIY efforts have gone into the remodeling of our house, then after having my son, I have slowed down on the crafting. Usually though when we have specific functions or parties that I want to craft for then I'm all about it. Like for my son's birthday. I made decorations, banners, t-shirts, etc. I love it, but lately just haven't found much time for it.
So, in preparation for 5-6days away for my Yoga Fit Level 4 Yoga Training, and taking my ACE Group Fitness Exam, I decided I needed a little DIY in my life. Plus at the Yoga Training which is 4 days of 7AM-6PM, I will be sitting on the floor the entire time. That calls for needing my very own bolster, and what better way than to make one!
This was super easy, and very little sewing, and took me about 30 minutes to make. I used this tutorial from Sew It Love It.
I could've made it look more square like a store-bought bolster, but I decided I wanted this to be a quick and easy project so I went with this style.
I love the way it turned out. It's cute, plus it's very full and hard like normal bolsters, so it provides the support I need while using it during Yoga poses.
Here's a few of my favorite poses to use a bolster in, and how it benefits my body in the pose.
In Child's Pose, using the Bolster allows your body to fully surrender, and release tension.
Here's a tip on getting more fully into the pose from Yoga Journal:
"As you rest here, invite gravity to pull the legs deeply toward the earth to release any lingering tension in the hips and thighs. Soften the muscles of the lower back and release the tailbone toward the heels. At the same time, spread your shoulder blades apart as your arms dangle like vines toward the floor."
When this pose may normally be hard to get into, the bolster allows support to help soften the knees, and open the hips, groin, and thighs. It allows for you to relax in the pose and let your body slowly fall deeper into it while you rest into your bolster.
I'm not sure the total cost of the project, probably a lot with all of the stuffing I used. (stuffing isn't cheap). But while researching various tutorials, I saw people stuffing theirs with old clothes, towels, etc. In case you are interested in making your own.
I used all supplies that I had at home, so the stuffing was from old pillows I no longer use. And the fabric, I was so excited to finally use. It was from my 2009 month stay in Japan when my sister lived there. I have had it and never used it. It's super cute, I love the gold specks in it, and it is quilted, so it already had a little padding in it!
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I would love for you to Leave a comment and tell me:
DO YOU EVER USE A BOLSTER IN YOGA?
WHAT POSE WOULD YOU WANT TO USE A BOLSTER IN?