yogi doing supported bridge with block under lower back

Building a Strong Foundation: The Power and Playfulness of Yoga Blocks

Let's chat about an unsung hero in the yoga world – the humble yoga block. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting your yoga journey, these little beauties can make a big difference in your practice. So, roll out your mat, grab your blocks, and let's dive into the wonderful world of yoga blocks!

yogi doing revolved triangle pose with yoga block under hand on jetty - the mat collective

Let's start with the basics. What Are Yoga Blocks?

Yoga blocks are versatile props designed to provide support, stability, and extension during your practice. They come in various shapes and sizes, allowing you to tailor your experience to your unique needs. So, why should you consider adding them to your routine?

1. Support for All Levels

One of the most significant advantages of using yoga blocks is their ability to make poses accessible to practitioners of all levels. Whether you're a beginner struggling with flexibility or an experienced yogi aiming for a deeper stretch, these blocks can be your best allies. From modifying a difficult pose to easing into a new one, they're here to support you on your journey.

2. Enhanced Alignment and Posture

Ever found yourself wobbling during a balancing pose? Yoga blocks can help you find stability and improve your alignment. Placing a block under your hand or foot allows you to achieve proper form, preventing strain on your joints and muscles. It's like having a personal alignment assistant, guiding you toward the perfect posture.

3. Deeper Stretches and Increased Flexibility

As much as we love our yoga practice, sometimes our bodies need a little extra help to reach new heights; enter yoga blocks. These props can be used to extend your reach, allowing you to delve deeper into stretches and poses. Over time, this increased range of motion can contribute to improved flexibility and a greater sense of freedom in your movements.

4. Restorative Relaxation

Yoga isn't just about intense poses and challenging sequences; it's also about finding moments of stillness and relaxation. Incorporating blocks into restorative poses can enhance the experience, providing gentle support and helping you sink into a state of blissful tranquility.

5. Creative Playfulness

Don't be afraid to get creative with your yoga blocks! They're not just for support; they can add an element of playfulness to your practice. Use them as props to challenge your balance, create new variations of familiar poses, or even as a foundation for your own yoga "sculptures." The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

close up of yogi's hands doing downward god with yoga blocks under hands on jetty - the mat collective

In conclusion, yoga blocks are more than just props; they're your allies in creating a personalised and supportive yoga sanctuary. Whether you're working on perfecting your alignment, exploring new poses, or simply seeking a moment of relaxation, these blocks have got your back (and your front and sides too!).

So, next time you roll out your mat, don't forget to invite your trusty yoga blocks to the party. Your practice will thank you, and you'll discover a whole new world of strength, flexibility, and fun on your yoga journey.

 

Get your very own yoga blocks today. Our yoga blocks are made of a natural fine cork that makes them toxin free, hypoallergenic, supportive and nice to look at.

*You can buy them individually or as a pair. We always recommend a pair as they really do work best in twos (and we're not just saying that for the sale haha)

As always, shop consciously

Ruby x  🧘‍♂️

yogi doing supported bridge with yoga under lower back - the mat collective