Blocks are more than just a way to make it easier to touch the ground. Get creative with the way you use your blocks and your practice will become so dynamic! Here are some fun and exciting ways you can use blocks to challenge your balance, build strength, and relax.
Don't have blocks? You could get creative and use a shoe box or a stack of books. Or invest in a couple of blocks for your home practice! These are the blocks we have at the studio:
Chaturanga - Place blocks at their highest height, shoulder width apart,. Come into a bent knee plank with your hands just behind the blocks. Bend your elbows IN, towards your ribs and bring the shoulders to just brush up agains the blocks. Feeling comfortable? Straighten the legs to full Chaturanga.
Handstand with block - Place the block between your hip and thigh. With hands shoulder width apart, pointer fingers pointing forward (never in), squeeze the block into your belly with your thigh as you hop the other leg into the air, landing the heel against the wall. Squeeze the block with your thigh more and play with lifting the heel off of the wall.