Many yoga students tend to have a love/hate relationship with yoga props. Some may feel that the props show weakness, which of course is silly! In class, yoga props offer tremendous value. Perhaps the most useful prop is the simple and effective yoga block!
Yoga blocks offer plenty of advantages, especially to beginner yoga students. Naturally, yoga newbies need to develop good habits. For example, pose alignment is critical to staying safe and yoga blocks can help new students find the proper alignment for many postures. Blocks can also provide much needed support and are especially useful in restorative style classes when poses need to be held for much longer periods of time. It may sound obvious, but another huge benefit of yoga blocks is their ability to simply raise the floor level when students lack the flexibility to reach it on their own.
If you're considering using blocks in your practice, there are a few things to consider. Things to keep in mind would include making sure you understand the best way to use blocks, learning which yoga poses may benefit from blocks, what are the types of yoga blocks, and how to decide which type of block is best for you.