How do beginners use yoga blocks

Why high density foam blocks are recommended for beginners. First of all, we should understand the type of yoga block, different types have different methods of use and effect.

type of yoga block

Foam brick – suitable for beginners, soft and light.
Solid wood brick – good for basic practice, heavy and hard.
Cork brick – suitable for basic practice, moderate, hard.

In the course of many years of teaching, I observed the following phenomena when beginners use wooden bricks:

1, forward bending
When the balls of the feet are pressed against bricks, the skin at the ankles is wrinkled, the toes are tense, there are toe cramps, and the upper body is inclined forward. Usually, the feet will become numb, sore, and uncomfortable within a few minutes.

2, standing arm pose
Examples of hands lifting solid wood bricks include overstretched elbows, slumping hips and ribs.

Hyperextension of the elbow is easy to make the wrist pressure is too large, so there will be wrist pain phenomenon; Cave-in hip, ribs valgus, easy to appear in the phenomenon of low back pain.

If you use a high density foam brick, it will help to avoid the beginner’s weak softness or muscle strength caused by tension in other parts of the body, to avoid the wooden brick fell on the foot injury.

On the contrary, solid wood bricks with a foundation can be used, one is conducive to stability, two is the hardness of bricks in support of bone extension will be stronger, soft bricks do not have this feeling.

The most common poses for beginners to practice yoga are forward bends, planks, and downward facing dogs. Now share these 3 poses using a yoga block.

1, forward flexion if the legs straight pressure, can be bent to complete.

2, plate type

3,Downward facing dog

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