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How to Use Yoga Blocks

10 Best Yoga Blocks For Every Practice

How to Use Yoga Blocks
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No matter if you are a beginner to yoga or a seasoned instructor, using a yoga block is a helpful way to add support to your practice. Yoga teachers, including myself, regularly recommend using yoga blocks to stabilize the body during class so you're not wobbling all over your mat. They also serve as support for standing and seated yoga poses.

How to Use Yoga Blocks

For standing poses, like Triangle, where you have two feet on the ground in a wide stance, you can place a block or two under your bottom hand to help you keep your balance while your torso is tilted on an angle. Putting blocks underneath your hands is also helpful for when you find yourself balancing on one foot, like in Warrior Three.

You can use yoga blocks on other body parts, not just your hands. Stand on a pair of blocks in Forward Fold to elevate the hips and increase the fold at the hip creases. Place a block between your thighs in a Chair Pose to engage your inner thighs. And take a seat on a block for your mediation.

While most people think of a yoga block as a rectangular piece of foam, these tools actually come in a range of shapes, sizes, and materials — each serving a unique purpose. Keep scrolling for a diverse list of the best yoga blocks — including a mini block, wedge block, and cork yoga block — and learn about how each one can support your yoga practice.

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