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How to Use a Yoga Bolster?

How to Use a Yoga Bolster?

Teaching Yoga, Yoga Accessories, Yoga Poses
Yoga bolsters are a great prop, along with blocks, and can make doing yoga poses easier and less stressful on your knees, joints, and back. They are great for beginners and people who are less flexible. But, before we start talking about how to use a yoga bolster, let’s ensure we’re all on the same page when it comes to what a yoga bolster actually is. What Is a Yoga Bolster? A yoga bolster is a special pillow designed to be placed underneath the body and help with a wide variety of yoga poses. It can be used both horizontally and vertically and is most often utilized during restorative or gentle yoga sessions. Yoga bolsters can also be useful for any other type of yoga, meaning there are no restrictions when it comes to using one. Yoga bolsters are most commonly filled with a ...
What Is the Hardest Yoga Pose?

What Is the Hardest Yoga Pose?

Yoga, Yoga Poses
If you've been a keen yogi for some years, it's likely you now possess the will and the strength to attempt some of those really cool — and challenging — poses you see all over Instagram. There are plenty of advanced yoga poses to pick from, but there is one particular pose that is the toughest of them all. The "Taraksvasana," or the scorpion handstand, is widely believed to be the hardest yoga pose to master. It consists of an inverted handstand where the back is arched, and the feet arrive at the crown of the head. When done correctly, the pose resembles the tail of a scorpion. Feel brave enough to give it a go? Let's take a closer look at how to tackle the pose. Why Is the Scorpion Handstand So Hard? This pose requires perfect balance as well as excellent upper body strength...
How Long Should You Hold Yoga Pose For?

How Long Should You Hold Yoga Pose For?

Health Benefits, Teaching Yoga, Yoga Poses
Starting on a yoga journey leads to many questions. One of the most common queries is, "how long should I hold a yoga pose for?" Naturally, people want to understand how to get the most benefit out of their yoga sessions. However, there is no set time for how long you should hold a yoga pose. Depending on your ability and your objectives, you can hold a yoga pose for a few seconds or up to five minutes (and beyond). Let's take a closer look at how long to hold a yoga pose and the different factors influencing it. What Does Holding Yoga Poses Do? Holding yoga poses carries several benefits at once. First off, it builds stability. Indeed, when you start doing yoga, you will find you're wobbly and unstable. After a while, you gain strength and feel grounded. When you can rem...