Yoga Blocks are an essential tool for beginners.
Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and increase your overall well being. In the beginning, yoga might be difficult, especially if you aren't as flexible as you could be.
To assist with many of the different poses and positions, these blocks are used for additional support.
In standing positions, they are generally placed under your hands if you are not flexible enough to reach all the way to the floor, for example. They are also helpful to sit on to raise the pelvic area for a more proper alignment of the spine in sitting positions.
There are many more uses for Yoga Blocks and they are practically a necessity for any yogi.
Be sure they are strong enough to be used to support your weight. You want to be sure that they won't crumble or fall apart which could injure you during your exercise.
They need to be made with a non-slip surface so that they won't slide against the floor, your mat, or your own body when practicing yoga. As with flimsy blocks, slippery blocks could cause serious injury.
I also prefer light-weight blocks which make it easy to take them on the go.
I personally use Yoga Essentials Blocks from Gaiam . They work great, come in very attractive colors, and are extremely affordable. You can also pick up blocks at any fitness store and some department stores.
Please Note: While yoga is a great exercise and can bring improvements to your health and well being, it isn't right for everyone. Doing the exercises incorrectly can cause injury and you should never push yourself if it doesn't feel right. As always, be sure to get your Doctor's approval before beginning this or any exercise program.