4 Surprising Ways to Use a Yoga Bolster

Want to challenge your stability and coordination? Grab a yoga bolster and try these four surprising moves.
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It’s a common misconception that yoga props are simply work-arounds for beginning practitioners, and that they lose their helpfulness as your practice progresses. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Yoga props offer countless ways to vary your practice and test your body and mind in new ways.

My favorite yoga prop—the bolster—isn’t just for restorative yoga. It can also be used to up the ante on core work in a few unexpected ways.

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These four practices use the bolster's soft, unsteady surface to challenge both stability and coordination: