Yesterday, I got an email from Tessa, and I thought her questions were on point. So I made a quick video today to address them. We just moved to a new city, and I am so excited that I finally have some space to spread out, have a dedicated place for videos, and also a room to practice in (without having to always drag my mat out). So expect more videos from me! They ain’t perfect, and they aren’t quite studio quality, but hopefully you’ll find something helpful inside!
So here’s the thing. My ass is too ginormous for floor exercises. There is no way I can put my spine and the back of my knees on the floor at the same time. I skip the corpse pose relaxation exercise every morning, because lying on the floor is torture, there is nothing relaxing about it. In your webcast you said to lie on the floor with my arms spread wide, right? Something like that. Well, big confession, I cheated. I had my feet flat on the floor an my hands beneath my ass. And this whole ‘lift your knees to your chest and roll to massage your lower spine’-malarky, that just made me laugh. The pain would be astronomical.
You’re probably waiting for a question. Well, here it is: do I have to? Lie on my back, I mean. Is there some other way to get the same results? I’m a star at other positions, I sometimes sleep in child pose, I really do my best to do everything as directed, but there is no way that I will ever be able to lie flat on my back.
I can’t imagine I’m the only fat chick with this problem, you must have helped others. So. Any tips?
Girl, I have your tips. Check out this video:
Let me know what you think!
Here is the bolster that I used in the video. Did you find any of the tips helpful? Any other ideas for making savasana or being on the floor more comfortable for larger bodies? Tell us in the comments!
Elephant trunk photo credit: Jenny Downing on Flickr