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Charcoal Darpan Round Yoga Bolster's print is named for the amazing, light-reflecting hall of mirrors at Amber Fort in Jaipur. In Indian culture a darpan, a mirror, signifies reflection and faithful depiction. Screen printed in a lovely, rich charcoal grey by master artisans in India, this chattra beauty is finished with illuminating orange, a color significant in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths, and festooned with a colorful tassel like those seen on the camels of Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert. 100% cotton cover, liner and firm cotton fill. So lovely your practice will be inspired.
-torso and head support when sinking into restorative, resting, hip and spine releasing balasana
-spine & head support plus heart opening in restorative baddha konasana
-under the knees in savasana and baddha konasana for lower back relief and in butterfly to ease and relax groin extension
-hip lift in viparita karani inversion, improving blood flow to assist digestion and relieve tired or swollen feet and legs
-along the legs when folding into supported paschimottanasana for organ massage, hamstring & calf stretching, spine lengthening and lower back release
-under the knee/calf in supported savasana twist to rotate the spine, massage digestive organs, reduce back pain
-upper back or torso support for heart opening and chest expansion in savasana
-under hands and forearms when prone in active restorative bhujangasana, stretching the chest and spine, toning buttocks, soothing sciatica, opening the heart and lungs
-pelvic tilt and spine alignment for enhanced prana flow in seated lotus and virasana
-under the forehead in down dog, balasana, eka pada rajakapotasana for neck release and resting head support
-under the upper thigh or hip in eka pada rajakapotasana for glute, groin & psoas stretching, organ stimulating, and deep fold lift & support
Screen printing, one of the earliest textile techniques for creating precise images on cloth, is a multi-step process requiring skill and patience. Fabric is stretched flat then overlayed with a design motif blocking stencil. A handmade screen is placed on top of the cloth and stencil. Ink is applied, then a blade is moved across the screen, pushing the ink through to print pattern to cloth. Often, as with chattra screen printing, two master printers move the blade across the fabric; the action is meditative and rhythmic. The cloth is then heated to bond ink to fabric, followed by washing and pressing before cutting and stitching.
details & care
-26”L x 9” diameter
-100% cotton cover and liner
-zip closure & carry handle
-outer cover machine wash cold, line dry
-inner cover spot clean
-covers & tassel made in India
-USA grown cotton fill
-hand finished on order, ships within 48 hours via UPS ground