Sometimes it feels like using props is cheating, doesn’t it? That may be partly because too often we hear language that suggests that props are for people who can’t do “the full pose”. This sort of phrasing makes it sound like different versions of a pose are less than (they’re not!), and that it’s possible to fail at doing a yoga pose (it’s not!).
In Savasana (Corpse Pose or Supine Relaxation), props are primarily used in service of your comfort and ease. Being comfortable helps us commit to stillness so that we can focus our attention. It helps us cultivate a sense of relaxation and ease. In today’s video, I describe one possible way we can use props or adjust our leg position to improve sensations of tension or pain in the low back.
It’s important to mention that there are many other prop and positioning options that didn’t fit into this short video. If you need more ideas for finding ease in Savasana, ask about it in the comments. For a more in-depth look at customizing your yoga practice if you’re working with low back discomfort, I have a private workshop dedicated to this topic. Find out more about private workshops here.
If you give this a try, let me know how it goes in the comments.
The information, instruction, and advice contained in this video and post are in no way intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only. Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. Consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program.