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A yoga block is one of the many yoga props that you use within yoga. A yoga block is a great tool that brings the ground closer to you. This makes it easier for you to perform the yoga postures. Do not think that only novice yogis use these props like a yoga block. A big mistake that is often made is that you only use yoga props when you start yoga. To support you or because, for example, you are not yet flexible enough.
But nothing is less true. Yoga props indeed support you and often literally have "your back", but even the entire experienced yogis themselves still use yoga props and thus also a yoga block. A yoga block offers support and often gives you just that extra reach to properly perform your yoga posture. A yoga block also helps you keep your balance.
A yoga block is often used for exercises such as trikonasana or practicing backbends. But this yoga block can also be used with other yoga postures. It also depends on the yoga style how often and how much you use a yoga block. This is less often used with Vinyasa yoga and more often with Yin yoga.
A yoga block has different designs and materials. The most famous yoga block looks like an enlarged brick, but you also have smaller, thicker and flat yoga blocks. It depends on the yoga posture and the yoga style which yoga block you can use best.
The material of the yoga block also differs. Nowadays, a very popular version is the cork yoga block. This yoga block made of cork is an environmentally friendly product, 100% biodegradable and is also soft and rough at the same time. Cork is a durable material that comes from the bark of a cork oak. Because this material is heavier, a yoga block of cork gives much more stability than a foam yoga block. The rounded edges and corners also provide extra comfort and an easy handle.
Before the cork yoga block gained popularity, many yogis used a foam yoga block. This yoga block of foam is lightweight and at the same time offers stability, grip and sturdiness. A yoga block of foam barely wears, due to the density of the foam.
Whether you find it important to have an environmentally friendly product with the cork yoga block or you want to be sure that you will enjoy it for years, we offer something for everyone. Therefore choose a yoga block that suits you well.