Yoga blocks are a fantastic addition to any yoga practice. They aid in allowing you to achieve poses that are difficult for you while preventing injury and overstretching.
If you’re a bit too stiff to get into a pose such as standing forward bend, yoga blocks can be placed on the floor in front of you.
Basically, they bring the ground closer. This way, you can get the full benefits of successfully executing a pose without stretching your hamstrings to the brink of popping. Nobody wants that.
The focus of yoga is creating mind and body strength while using your body and breath as the primary tools. However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to throw a prop or two into the mix to help you get there!
Yoga blocks can help you lengthen muscles, improve balance, properly align your body during practice and gently push you into deeper poses.
I highly recommend the Peace Yoga Cork Block – cork is great because it’s slip resistant and I love the design. But there are plenty of foam options too which will do the job.