De-stressing is one of the most important parts of good health. Learning to relax deeply and consciously is at the cornerstone of de-stressing. Activating the parasympathetic nervous system is one of the results of yoga therapy. There is a commonly held belief that when we are not stressed, we are relaxed, but that isn't true at all! Like exercise, relaxation is a skill that takes practice. The better we learn to do it, the more effective it becomes. Certain props are designed to support us so that we can relax more deeply. A firm supportive yoga bolster is one of the very best!