Restorative Yoga: Why you should add a weighted blanket

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Thinking of starting up Yoga to help you relieve stress? Or maybe you’ve been practicing yoga for years? Either way, have you tried adding a weighted blanket to your restorative yoga routine?

If you already have, and know all the extra benefits that come with it, then great, check out our list of the top 5 weighted blankets to add to your yoga routine. You can either upgrade your current weighted blanket or add one to your yoga kit. Trust us, you won’t regret it. 

But if you haven’t, then read on to learn about the benefits weighted blankets have for helping you improve your mood and bringing you to a state of calm.

What the heck is restorative yoga and why should you do it?

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Restorative yoga is a practice that helps you recover from burnout caused by the stressful demands of life. It is a  slower and more still type of yoga and some have described it as “adult nap time.” The beauty of it is that it helps ground you, makes you focus on your mind, your breath, and your body. 

For some, calming the mind is a lot harder than it sounds, and that’s why I want to offer up the help of a weighted blanket. Weighted blankets are known for helping calm the mind; they help ground you, making you feel happy and secure—they help restore you. Honestly, it sounds like a perfect match for the practice of restorative yoga. Plus, both help greatly with improving your sleep

“I slept like a baby who could sleep for twelve hours straight- soundly, that is,” says Eric C. Stevens, the day after he had completed his first restorative yoga session.

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Everything you need to know about blanket yoga

Encouraging a deeper state of relaxation

As you’ve read above, blanket yoga is a type of restorative yoga. 

Also known as Kambal Yoga™, it uses a weighted blanket for its light touch therapy during different poses, which has been shown to increase the release of the happy hormone for a more calm state and improved mood. The use of the weighted blanket helps you passively hold poses longer while making you feel more secure and relaxed. 

Basically, practicing blanket yoga puts you in a deeper state of relaxation and helps reduce the feelings of anxiety and stress even more. 

As such, it sounds like adding a weighted blanket to your yoga routine comes with some great benefits.

Here are our top 5 weighted blankets to help with restorative yoga

KOALA BLANKET £89.99

The Koala Blanket comes in 3 different weights and two different sizes. For yoga use, we recommend choosing the smaller size as the creator of blanket yoga recommends using a blanket around 4kg to 6.8kg for optimal comfort and stress relief while holding poses. 

Made from bamboo and cotton, the Koala blanket is eco-friendly, durable, and competitively priced. With its two-sided cover, you can use the silk eco bamboo side on those warmer nights, or the ultra-soft minky-side on cooler days.

Trust us, after adding the Koala Blanket to your routine, you’ll be sleeping like a baby. 

Koala is currently on sale for 33% off and with the right voucher code, shown in the bar at the top of Kalm Koala’s site, you can get an additional £20 off. 

The kuddly Blanket is a great option to add to your restorative yoga kit. For one, you don’t have to worry about a cover, and the entire thing is completely machine washable.

Also, at the perfect weight of 5kg, you really can’t go wrong choosing kuddly.

It’s made with breathable MicroCool™ Fleece and BPA Free micro glass beads give it its weight. 

Kuddly is currently on sale for £49.

The YNM is our third choice for its moisture-wicking management and bamboo viscose properties, providing all-year-round comfort. Plus, there are two extra layers of durable and breathable fabrics ensuring there are no leaks of beads or breaks in the blanket. It also allows you to pick the weight you want and comes in a variety of colours. 

ZZZNEST uses 7 layers of fabric and small diamond tight stitching to prevent movement of the beads in the blanket, allowing for the most comfortable and sound sleep. Targeting disorders like RLS and anxiety, ZZZNEST promotes calmness and restfulness, allowing you to sleep much more soundly. Its beautiful grey colour is bound to compliment any room.

This 6.8kg weighted blanket triggers hormones that calm and soothe you, helping you achieve a deeper sleep. Its unique seven-layer process ensures maximum softness without feeling the filling on the inside. Bedsure is composed of breathable fabric and filled with comfortable glass beads. This weighted blanket will surely help you sleep better and feel much calmer.