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11:33 am

5 Ways To Use Yoga Blocks

 

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.

 

Wheel Pose

 

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.

 

Camel Pose

 

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.

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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.

Locust Pose

 

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.

 

 


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11:53 am

Top 10 Reasons NOT To Do the 40-day Revolution

10.  Your body feels too good to mess it up with yoga.  That back ache is like an old friend and you wouldn't want to get rid of it with all of the back and core strengthening we do in yoga.

 

9.  You HATE stretchy pants.  Pant suits, skinny jeans, and a blazer are waaaay more comfortable.

 

8.  You don't like naps at the end of exercise.  And in those hot classes, the lavender towels make you too relaxed.

 

7.  You're afraid the bartender will ask for ID.  No need to feel the anti-aging effects of yoga - not you.

 

6.  Having a distracted, cluttered mind is ultimately your goal. Yoga and meditation would totally compromise that.

 

5.  Your doctor is totally HOT and you want to visit him/her more.  A regular yoga practice and eating healthily would make you too healthy and feel too good to see the doctor enough.

 

4.  You prefer to get your energy from a can.  Natural energy and endorphins from yoga aren't for you.

 

3.  You might have to buy new clothes.  Doing yoga regularly might make your body more toned, your muscles leaner and longer and your metabolism faster.  Horrible.

 

2.  You have too many friends and don't like being in a class full of encouraging and friendly people. Nice people weird you out.

 

1.  You have no need to create a good habit.  Figuring out how to make yoga, meditation and better eating part of your life is not on your priority list.

 
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