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buggirl2010-07-04 17:56:12 +0000 #1
I love Happy Baby pose! It makes me so happy to do it, and feels so good for my tight hips. However, I find it really uncomfortable unless I'm doing it on a soft surface - my spine is kind of bony and I can feel each vertebra rubbing on the floor.

Any suggestions? My old yoga teacher simply told me to use two mats. I bought a lovely new mat that is extra thick, and that seems to be helping. I just wanted to be sure that I'm not doing something wrong in this delightful pose!

buggirl
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 18:03:21 +0000 #2
Folks with pokey spines often have such issues in supine poses.

If two mats does not alleviate your issue you can try a folded blanket.

The pose you mention is relatively harmless.
buggirl2010-07-04 18:14:12 +0000 #3
Thank you - glad to hear that I'm not the only one with a 'pokey spine'!
yogabond2010-07-04 18:27:37 +0000 #4
I have the same issue with my pokey spine

I just fought through the pain and now my body is accustomed to it. Sometimes it comes back to hurt unexpectedly though

Maybe 2 mats are in order. Never bothered to try it.

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