9 Ways to Use Your Yoga Block

We share this interesting article published by Manduka, which teaches us different ways to take advantage of our yoga blocks and, incidentally, enhance and support our practice.

.They call them blocks for a reason. Blocks are essential tools that help you find balance, explore new postures, and help bring comfort to your practice.

Meet Ann Spinner, In-House (Manduka) Instructor, who shows us how advanced and beginning yogis can use blocks either at home or in the studio. Follow her on instagram or check her website for more information ».

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1. Support in the chest opening

With a block under the spine and one under the head, this pose opens the chest and throat.

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2. Support in the Pigeon pose

This hip opening creates a nice stretch to the lower back and the hips themselves. The blocks help the stretch not go too deep.

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3. Sitting posture

Open your hips to English with this great spine stretch.

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4. Sitting leaning forward

Using one or more blocks at the level of your feet, you can enter a deeper stretch of hamstring, back and spine stretch.

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5. Triangle Pose

As you use the block as a balance point and squeeze your thighs for stability, you get more stretch and hip opening.

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6. Extended side angle

This posture is ideal for hip opening and strengthening. Using a block provides more depth and reduces the risk of hips collapsing.

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7. Half Moon Pose

This balancing stance strengthens and opens your hips as you perfect your focus on balance.

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8. Headstand support

Blocks are a great way to get into this posture that cools the circulatory system. With support for your head and shoulders, finding your balance is made easier.

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9. Raven pose

Being able to fully lean forward strengthens your arms, chest, and shoulders, while perfecting the balance necessary to finally execute the pose without the blocks.

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Source: https://www.manduka.com/eu/blog/2017/04/06/yoga-blocks-for-all-the-right-angles/

Sandra B. Lusk
Freelance author Food,Fitness and Weight Loss

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