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Tutorial with blocks again!! 😍Blocks are really the best tool to help us improve our flexibility or posture 💕💪🏻
Teacher: @catvaladezyoga ・・・
Leave a comment if you love blocks! 🙌🏼 Continuing the prop love today—and again, a reminder that the poses shown above are examples, the text briefly explaining the *general methods* of prop use for a particular goal or group of poses.
I feel like blocks are the most vilified yoga prop out there. 😂 If that’s even a thing. But in my opinion they are easiest to use and most people only think of them as something for beginners because they can’t reach the floor in whatever standing pose or twist you want to consider. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten an eye roll from students when I insist on giving them a block. They are TOOLS, not crutches!
Yes, they are great for beginners. But, in terms of reach, they are also great and even necessary for yogis of any experience depending on their limb length! If you’re very tall or have longer legs—shins, in particular—and shorter arms or torso—blocks are freaking amazing at helping you find alignment that’s safe and beneficial for the posture so you can access breath and work fully in the pose.
I can reach the floor in the deepest expression of (side angle pose), but I lose a lot of space through the rest of my body, and it makes me collapse a bit, so I always use a block outside my front foot to support my hand. Feels so much better, and I can actually work harder there. There was a time when I avoided using the block there, but I realized I felt more stable and in control with a block, so now I always use one.
My favorite ways of using blocks? Core/strength work and inversions. Because it’s sneaky, and effective!
Does this all make sense? I’m not posting every single way to use a block under the sun because I want this to be a reference point and a jumping point to get you thinking. Get creative! Explore!
The yoga police won’t take you away if you use a block differently. So long as it gives you: feedback, engagement, stability, and support, have at it. PS: stacking a ton of blocks decreases stability. Skip that biz. #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #ashtanga #yogalove #myyogajourney #yogalife #iloveyoga #igyoga #yogapractice #yogisofinstagram #ashtangayoga #yogaeverydamnday #ashtangapractice #instayoga #parsvakonasana #yogamom #yogacommunity #yogabalance #yogatutorial #yogateacher #yogilife #ashtangalove #runandrelax #yogapose #瑜伽 #yogi #yogainspiration #practiceandalliscoming #asana #igyogacommunity
Started assisting in yoga classes to be a future instructor 🧘♂️ 🗒
Those names of are crazy sometimes... #asanas