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Intro to Yoga Blocks

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In this short video, Coach Nicole provides a basic introduction to using yoga blocks at home or at the gym. Learn about the benefits of adding a block to your practice and get tips to use it safely and effectively, plus find out what common household items can double as yoga blocks so you don't have to spend any money at all!

Member Comments

  • Thanks. I've been wondering is this is something I needed to add to my home gym. It seems like it isn't 100% necessary at the moment. Thanks for the info. - 8/15/2014 12:51:43 PM
  • I never heard of these before, but I do not do yoga. Intriguing. Maybe I'll try yoga... although I guess I don't know where to get started. - 5/12/2014 9:07:32 AM
  • Thanks for the info. I'll give them a try. - 5/9/2014 6:40:53 AM
  • I have two foam blocks. I didn't want to spend the extra money for cork or wood, but I was also afraid the foam would break down. I've had them over 15 years, and they are still in fine shape.

    A great investment. I also have a foam wedge to tuck under my bottom to keep my pelvis aligned in seated poses. - 3/15/2014 1:11:56 PM
  • I have fairly short arms even for my 5 foot tall frame, the yoga block helps me achieve the intended stretch in some poses by giving me that extra little boost, when I was shopping for my yoga mat I only bought one, but I plan to go back and get another, also a band.
    - 3/2/2014 7:51:00 PM
  • I never get tired of watching and listening to coach Nicole. She does a great job of describing and demonstrating exercises. - 2/6/2014 6:06:35 PM
  • Video attempted to load, then it just disappeared. Anybody got any idea why? - 2/3/2014 4:03:54 PM
  • This video did not load. I was interested in it's content. Pat in Maine. - 2/1/2014 5:56:10 PM
  • I got mine at a store called Five and Below for I think $3. - 1/15/2014 4:17:38 PM
  • Thank you great info. - 12/10/2013 10:57:24 AM
  • I have effectively blocked yoga for 6+ decades now...and I've managed that without even resorting to a yoga block! - 12/10/2013 10:14:44 AM
  • By waiting a bit, and shopping around, I was able to get a cork brick/block on sale for less than $10, cheaper than some foam bricks! And I've seen foam ones on sale as well. Even "used" ones can be bought cheaply - if you are squeamish about "germs", just scrub it gently with mild soap and water (cork or foam). - 12/2/2013 12:49:18 PM
  • This was a great video. I never knew what blocks were for,. I will be adding them into my work out now as a great aide. - 10/1/2013 1:19:36 PM
  • I loved the video that explained when and why you would use them. I have always chosen to not use them in yoga, but will reconsider. - 10/1/2013 10:59:02 AM
  • I got my blocks at Wal Mart. They are great in restorative yoga, they help you relax muscles that don't want to cooperate! - 10/1/2013 10:41:36 AM