If you’re like me, it’s been quite a few years since you’ve explored the aisles of a toy store. I actually have a reason to do so resulting from a recommendation from Joyce, my yoga teacher, who just introduced me to the Gertie Ball. What on earth is a Gertie Ball, you ask? (I hadn’t a clue either.) It’s a small, very soft inflatable rubber ball.
The Gertie Ball can be inflated very slightly to function as a cushion during yoga, under whatever body part is uncomfortable. I used it under my sacrum during savasana, or “corpse pose”, and it was quite comfortable. I didn’t even recognize that I wasn’t completely comfortable without it until I used it and felt the difference. It can be found at various toy stores, including Kazoo Toys, which is an awesome resource for safe, non-violent toys of all kinds.
Just remember not to over-inflate it. It should barely have any air in it so that it forms a cushion between you and the floor, like maybe about 1/2 inch thick. Happy savasana!