Everything you need to know about yoga blocks
Looking for the right yoga blocks? Yoga blocks are an essential and versatile accessory that can help yogis of all levels take their poses to the next level by providing support, alignment and stability.
How do you use a yoga block?
Using a block in different poses can help deepen stretches, reduce joint stress, add height or length, and get your body in the right position. The three different sides of a block - lying on the largest surface, lying on a long narrow side and standing on the shortest side - offer the possibility of various heights.
The first position offers light support for poses that require low elevation. This is also the ideal position to sit on the block. The second position of the Yoga Blocks offers moderate support and can be used to provide just a little more support than the first position. The third position provides maximum elevation and is ideal for poses that need extra support. This is especially helpful if you don't have the strength or flexibility to lower your upper body to the floor. By experimenting with yoga blocks from Yogi Essentials you will be an expert in no time!
Different yoga blocks
Yogi Essentials has two popular types of yoga blocks - foam and cork - so you can get the most out of your practice! They are a great tool for any yogi, but choosing the right material is important. A foam yoga block is light and affordable, while cork feels firmer and more durable. A denser block such as cork may be better if you need more stability and support in poses. But if your practice mainly consists of gentle stretching, a foam block may be better because it doesn't put too much resistance on your joints when you apply pressure. Both offer extra height for beginners or anyone who needs extra support.
When choosing a yoga block, cork
and foam both have distinct advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered. A cork block exudes a natural look and feel, so using this can work well if you're aiming for a cohesive style with our cork yoga mats
. On the other hand, foam blocks may be preferred due to their wide range of colors available - making it easier to match with certain sets.
Yoga blocks are essential tools in any yoga practice, and they should be as comfortable and practical as possible. That's why it's important that the blocks never have anything sharp or angular - after all, you're using a block from different angles to support different poses. That's why all yoga blocks have smoothed edges and curved corners that fit perfectly against your body, so you get optimal comfort and stability even in awkward angles. This is particularly an advantage with cork blocks, as the material does not give under pressure, giving you a lot of support in every corner.
With the help of a yoga block you can enjoy pain-free yoga sessions. The block supports and protects your body from unexpected injuries, so you can enjoy the benefits of yoga without fear of injury. The extra stability also helps improve your flexibility and form, so you get the most out of every session.
Yoga can be a great way to stay in shape, but if done incorrectly it can lead to nasty injuries. The different asanas require a lot of flexibility from your muscles, so using a yoga block can be beneficial to let your body get used to the poses easily. The block helps balance your body and supports areas where you may not be as flexible, preventing unexpected injuries.
Maintenance of your yoga block
The maintenance of a yoga block is easy. Clean the surface of the block with a damp cloth after your yoga session. Preferably also before you start, so that dirt and sweat do not accumulate on the block. Soap or chemical cleaners such as bleach should be avoided as they can damage the material of the yoga block.