Picture this: you are in the middle of your favorite vinyasa flow class at your favorite yoga studio, and the instructor tells you to move into Balancing Half-Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) -- that one pose you were hoping would be skipped this week. Your hand just canít comfortably reach the ground, and throughout the entire duration of that pose, you are just counting down the seconds until itís time to move on to the next pose. Or maybe you surrender into Childís Pose (Balasana), not even willing to attempt this challenging pose once again.
Yoga blocks can be used in situations like this to further develop your practice. They arenít just for the novice yogi, even advanced yogis utilize and recognize the importance of these small foam blocks. They might not make a pose less challenging, but the aid of blocks will make them more comfortable and safe for you to try. They are commonly used in standing asanas like Triangle (Trikonasana) or Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana), extending your reach to the ground and assisting you in achieving proper alignment along the spine. Use a foam block as a foundation to rest your head on during a stretch or while relaxed. The number of uses and benefits that these awesome yoga props have are not limited whatsoever and are an essential addition to a yogi's accessories.
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