We recently wrote a blog post about alternatives to child's pose as it's a pose that is frequently offered in yoga classes, but one that many people find uncomfortable or inaccessible. Now, we are sharing with you different ways in which you can prop up your child's pose to make it more accessible and to enhance the effects within the posture.
Let's take a look at how we can use props to enhance balasana.
Use blankets under the knees for protection and to create padding between you and the floor.
Blocks + Blankets
Enhancing from just blankets, add a block under your forehead for more support.
Bolsters are the most luxurious props available. We love them! Take your knees wider, and bring the bolster between them. Then slowly lower your torso down onto the bolster. You can also place a block under your bolster for more height (not pictured) or roll up your blanket to place behind the knees if that feels nice.
A super nice and accessible variation of child's pose using a chair. You can make a pillow with your arms to rest your forehead on or grab hold of the back of the chair for an enhanced stretch.
Wall + Bolster
This might be our favourite as it is sooo comfy! Prop your bolster (or a stack of pillows) up against the wall. Take your knees out wide and start to lower your chest down and rest upon your bolster. Give it a nice hug. :)
We hope you enjoy these different propped up versions of child's pose. Let us know if you try any of them! How do you prop up your child's pose?