Myth: Yoga Blocks are just for beginners.
Whether you're a beginner yogi or you've been practicing for years, check out these fun ways to incorporate blocks into your practice.
1. Wheel Pose with Blocks
Using blocks underneath your hands in wheel pose assists you in opening through the shoulders and provides a deeper bend in the upper back.
2. Camel Pose with Blocks
Placing blocks underneath in your feet in camel pose helps to lengthen the front side of your body. Give this a try and you'll feel a deeper stretch through your quads and hip flexors.
3. Lolasana with Blocks
Blocks are great for arm balancing poses. Do you have trouble getting your feet off the floor in lolasana (scales pose)? Use blocks to assist you lifting your body off the mat.
4. Locust Pose with a Block
Placing a block between your feet in locust pose encourages you to use your whole body. You will engage your core and use the entire leg to help strengthen your back.
5. Handstand Strattle Press with Block Assist (click to play)
If you're working on pressing into a handstand, start with your feet on top of blocks to give yourself an extra lift.