How to Use a Yoga Block

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How to Use a Yoga Block

Yoga blocks are great add-on accessories for yogis of all levels, allowing you to explore new poses and deepen your practice with ease. When it comes to the best yoga blocks around, the CanDo® Yoga Block is the one to beat. From using it as an extension for difficult poses to providing extra stability and balance, there is nothing this block can’t do! Whether this is your first time trying out a yoga block or if you’re expanding your knowledge, here are some exercises you can do with the CanDo® Yoga Block:

Supported Bridge

This exercise is great for beginners. This is because the CanDo® Yoga Block supports your hips and lower back as you try to do a bridge. Allowing you to learn the technique before you do it on your own without the support. To begin, lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Make sure that your knees are bent and that the CanDo® Yoga Block is next to your hips. Then, lift your hips up to the ceiling and slide the yoga block under your tailbone to support your backbend. You want to hold this position for a moment before removing the block and bringing your hips back down.

Balancing Tree

The Balancing Tree is a great mid-level exercise to learn as you begin to take your balancing skills up a notch by trying to balance on the CanDo® Yoga Block. To begin, lay the CanDo® Yoga Block on its long end in front of you. Then, stand on the yoga block with only your right foot. Then, bring your left foot to the inside of your right ankle or thigh. Make sure you find balance and are not wobbling around too much. Then, when you’re ready, bring your arms up over your head and stretch them out. Hold this position and breathe before going back to the starting position. Do the same technique with the left leg this time.

Asymmetrical Downward Dog

The Downward Dog is a challenging pose on its own. By adding the CanDo® Yoga Block on top of that, you are really increasing the difficulty! This exercise is meant for yogis who are already experts at the original Downward Dog. So, make sure you master that first before moving onto this exercise. To begin, go into a prone plank position, with your hands under your shoulders and your toes on the ground. Make sure that your feet are hip-width apart and that the block is under your right foot to elevate it. Then, press your hips up and your back to the ceiling to come into a Downward Dog stretch. Make sure that you press your chest toward your thighs and keep your arms straight. You want to hold this position for a moment before going back to the starting position.

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Article written by William Graves.