If you dread the end of class when everyone’s supposed to lay flat on the floor in savasana, you’re not alone. Lying flat on the floor can be uncomfortable and painful if:

  • You have a large chest or bigger body
  • You’re pregnant and lying flat is contraindicated
  • Your low back feels crunched up when you lie flat

Enter one of my favorite restorative yoga prop setups: The Recliner. My friend Dianne Bondy likes to call this “The Pool Chair. I’ve also heard it called the Queen’s Chair.

Whatever you call it, this is a great alternative for lying flat on the floor in savasana. You’ll need a bolster and 2 blocks for this setup. There are some other prop suggestions in the video if you don’t have those props on hand but still want to try this.

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