Originally Posted by Woodstock3
I also find the foam roller too high and hard on my lower back. Does the yoga bolster work in the same way - can you lay your entire spine over it just like the roller?
The one I have is not long enough. There are two ways to deal with this.
1) In Katie Bowman's "Aligned & Well: From the Shoulders Up" video, she actually rests her butt on the floor and her upper body on the bolster. This works fine actually; I just make sure I do some child pose afterwards to straighten the back out.
2) Lately, I've been putting this buckwheat pillow at the end of it to extend it. My hips rest on it and the rest of my body on the bolster.
I originally got it to try as a regular pillow but didn't like it. However, it has now been repurposed.
Here is the bolster I use: