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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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