The Best Yoga Bolsters, Meditation Cushions and Yoga Wheels [Video]

Some of our favorite yoga bolsters, meditation cushions and yoga wheels available online.

 

This is a part of a series of articles where we review the best eco-friendly yoga accessories. This article lists our favorite yoga bolsters, meditation cushions and yoga wheels. If you are looking for other yoga equipment, check out our 15 Best Yoga Mats for Home Practice, 6 Best Travel Yoga Mats and our review of The Best Yoga Blocks, Straps or Joy-a-toes. If you would like us to review your yoga gear, reach out to us through our Contact Us page.

 

Meditation and restorative yoga are strong elements of my daily yoga practice. Over the years, I have increased my supply of yoga accessories by graduating from pillows and blankets to proper meditation cushions and yoga bolsters. I have had the opportunity to try out a variety of each kind and I can tell you that all yoga equipment is definitely not created equal. I appreciate quality yoga gear, value the feel and support they provide and choose to support businesses that are creating sustainable products.

 

This is my full review of my favorite yoga bolsters, meditation cushions and yoga wheels. I hope it helps you find what you are looking for.

 

Watch the video above to see the yoga bolsters, meditation cushions and yoga wheels that are in this yoga accessories review.

 

Important: I do not list these products with the best at the top. I list the characteristics of each so you can decide what best fits your needs.

 

Note: All prices are in US$


YOGA BOLSTERS

1. Halfmoon Rectangular Yoga Bolster - Linen

Halfmoon Rectangular Yoga Bolster Linen
Dimension: 5” x 10” x 24”

Weight: 6.0 lbs

Cover Material: Prints are 100% cotton; solids are 100% linen

Fill: Cotton batting, polyurethane foam

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 8

Made in: Print cover is made in India; solid covers in Canada

Last posted price: $85


Pros

A rectangular bolster is the best choice if you plan to use it mainly to lie down on and you prefer to have a lot of support for you back. It's flat, broad sides will provide the support you need. It's fairly low off the ground, providing a more gentle lift than a cylindrical bolster. It's also a better choice if you would like to use it for sitting cross-legged. The halfmoon rectangular bolster is soft and firm, but not as firm as others like the Hugger Mugger below.

Cons

This isn't the best choice if you are looking for a bolster to sit on while kneeling (in virasana). It's too wide, splaying your knees out uncomfortably. A cylindrical bolster is also a better choice if you need something with a bit more height, say when you're looking for support under your knees while lying in savasana. If you are looking for a very firm bolster, the Hugger Mugger Standard Bolster below is a better option for you.

 

Buy the Halfmoon Rectangular Yoga Bolster if:

  • You are looking for a bolster to use for lying or sitting cross legged.

  • You prefer a bolster that is flat on top.

Don’t buy the Halfmoon Rectangular Yoga Bolster if:

  • You are looking for a bolster with more height

  • You want a bolster you can use while sitting on your heels (virasana).

  • You prefer a bolster that is round on top.
     

Click here to order the Halfmoon Rectangular Yoga Bolster from the Halfmoon website.

 

 

2. Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster

 

Hugger Mugger Yoga Bolster
Dimension:
8” x 24”

Weight: 5.0 lbs

Cover Material: 100% cotton

Fill: Cotton batting, polyurethane foam

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 8

Made in: USA

Last posted price: $75

 

Pros

As explained above, a rectangular bolster is ideal for providing comfort when lying or sitting cross-legged, particularly if you prefer a flat surface. The Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster is very firm, like it's stuffed to the max, so it is ideal for those looking for something offering maximum support.

Cons

If you are looking for a bolster that has some give (you sink into it), this bolster will likely be too firm for you.

 

Buy the Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster if:

  • You are looking for a yoga bolster to use for lying or sitting cross-legged.

  • You prefer a yoga bolster that is flat on top.

  • You are looking for a yoga bolster that is very firm

Don’t buy the Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster if:

  • You are looking for a yoga bolster with more height

  • You want a yoga bolster you can use while sitting on your heels (virasana).

  • You prefer a yoga bolster that is round on top.

  • You prefer a yoga bolster that is firm, is soft enough that you sink in a bit.
     

Click here to order the Hugger Mugger Standard Yoga Bolster from Amazon.

 

 

3. Halfmoon Cylindrical Yoga Bolster - Linen or Cotton

 

Halfmoon Yoga Bolster Cylindrical Linen
Dimension:
8” x 24”

Weight: 5.0 lbs

Cover Material: Prints are 100% cotton; solids are 100% linen

Fill: Cotton batting, polyurethane foam

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 6

Made in: Print cover is made in India; solid covers in Canada

Last posted price: $88

 

Pros

If you simply like the feel and coziness of a cylindrical yoga bolster, then a rectangular one likely won't make you happy. The soft cotton and/or linen covers are soft to the touch and the fill provides enough support and firmness, while allowing you to sink in a bit. 

Cons

A cylindrical bolster may be too high to lie on for some people. The halfmoon bolsters also may not be firm enough for some.

 

Buy the Halfmoon Cylindrical Yoga Bolster if:

  • You like the soft feel of a cylindrical yoga bolster (it's more like a pillow, you can use it on the couch).

  • You would like to use it while sitting on your heels.

  • You would like something that raises you high when lying down or sitting.

Don’t buy the Halfmoon Cylindrical Yoga Bolster if:

  • You want to lie on it and don't want to be too high up.

  • You want to use it to sit cross-legged.

  • You prefer to lie on something flat

 

Click here to order the Halfmoon Cylindrical Yoga Bolster from the Halfmoon website.

 

 

MEDITATION CUSHIONS

 

1. Halfmoon Meditation Cushion

Halfmoon Meditation Cushion Buckwheat Fill
Size:
20” x 11” x 5”

Weight: 5.8 lbs

Cover Material: Prints are 100% cotton; solids are 100% linen

Fill: Buckwheat hulls

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 14

Made in: Print cover is made in India; solid covers in Canada

Last posted price: $68

 

Pros
This meditation cushion from Halfmoon sits lower than most I have tried and the buckwheat hull fill allows your hips sink and settle into the cushion quite a bit. This can feel nice, since it holds you still and provides some softness under your seat. The half-moon shape allows for your heels to tuck in when sitting cross-legged.

 

Cons
Because it sits lower, you may feel like you can't get enough height, particularly if your hips are tight. You may also want a meditation cushion that doesn't let you sink in quite so much.

 

Click here to order the Halfmoon Meditation Cushion from the Halfmoon website.


2. Halfmoon Mod Meditation Cushion

 

Halfmoon Mod Meditation Cushion
Height: 5.5”

Diameter: 13”

Weight: 6.0 lbs

Cover Material: Prints are 100% cotton; solids are 100% linen

Fill: Buckwheat hulls

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 8

Made in: Print cover is made in India; solid covers in Canada

Last posted price: $68

 

Pros
The Halfmoon Mod Meditation Cushion provides more height than the previous cushion, and it's filled with a higher density of buckwheat hulls, giving you slightly firmer support. You still feel like you are sinking in a bit though, so you may need to wiggle around a bit to get comfortable.

 

Cons
If you really like to sink into your meditation cushion, this one may be too firm. If you prefer a cushion that is so firm that it feels a bit hard on the surface, this one will likely be too soft. It also may be too high if you find it easy to sit cross-legged.

 

Click here to order the Halfmoon Mod Meditation Cushion from the Halfmoon website.

 

 

3. Hugger Mugger Zen Meditation Cushion

 

Hugger Mugger Zen Meditation CushionSize: 5" x 15" x 11"

Weight: 7.5 lbs

Cover Material: Cotton

Fill: Organic buckwheat hulls

Number of options for cover color and pattern: 8

Made in: USA

Last posted price: $55

 

Pros
This is the broadest and firmest meditation cushion in this review. It provides a very firm, supportive surface that makes you feel feel tall and lifted. So if sinking or settling into your cushion isn't your thing, this may be the right one for you.

 

Cons
This meditation cushion will be too firm for many practitioners. It also makes you sit quite high, so go for a lower one if you don't need the height.

 

Click here to order the Hugger Mugger Zen Meditation Cushion from the Hugger Mugger website.

 

YOGA WHEELS

1. Tranquil Yogi Cork Yoga Wheel

 

Tranquil Yogi Yoga Wheel Rubber & Cork
Weight: 2.8 lb

Size: 12" circumference, 5 1/8" wide

Materials: ABS, rubber, cork, synthetic rubber

Made in: China

Last Posted Price: $52

 

Pros
Yoga wheels are new on the yoga scene and have quickly become very popular. They allow you to feel fully supported as you gradually move into a backbend. The cork is soft and firm and the ABS is strong. The wheel is the perfect shape, allowing your spine to move into a well-aligned, healthy backbend. You can also use it for core work and balance.

 

Cons
None (this wheel is virtually identical to the 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Wheel).

 

Click here to order the Tranquil Yogi Cork Yoga Wheel from the Tranquil Yogi website.

 

2. 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Wheel

2nd Wind Cork Yoga Wheel
Weight:
2.8 lb
Size: 12" circumference; 5 1/8" wide

Materials: Recycled ABS, cork

Made in: China
Last Posted Price: $43

Pros
As stated above, yoga wheels are great for helping with backbends, core work and balance. The cork surface provides softness and support.

 

Cons
None (this wheel is virtually identical to the Tranquil Yogi Cork Yoga Wheel).

 

Click here to order the 2nd Wind Health Cork Yoga Wheel from the 2nd Wind Health website.

 

I hope this article made it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Let us know what you think of this review, below. 

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