Dusky Leaf Cork Yoga Block
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Dusky Leaf Cork Yoga Block
Hold Those Yoga Poses Longer
This cork yoga block helps you hold those challenging poses longer. It is firmer than cheaper foam blocks and offers better grounding so you will feel secure. Its rounded edges and natural texture make for an easier and more comfortable grip.
Natural Cork — A Renewable Resource
Made from natural cork, this yoga block is the responsible choice for earth-conscious yoga lovers. Cork is derived from the bark of the cork oak tree. This oak tree develops a thick skin of cork every 9-12 years.
Once a decade these layers are stripped from the tree in a process that actually promotes the health of the tree. Harvesting the cork does not involve cutting or harming the tree in any way. The tree regrows its bark many times in its long life, which averages between 150 to 250 years.
A "Win-Win" Situation for Humanity and for Nature
This process is sustainable and renewable. Not only that, cork trees grow in forests that support diverse ecosystems and protect endangered species. This truly is a "win-win" situation for humanity and for nature.
Not sure what to do with a yoga block? Check out the reccomended use section here!
Specifications: 3.5" x 5.5" x 9" / 1.1 kg
How to Use a Yoga Block
Here's how to use your yoga block to "unblock" your body. I picked up my yoga block the other day during practice and decided to explore its many uses systematically.
To date, my use of the enigmatic yoga block had been admittedly limited. As I found out, there is so much more to discover.
Certainly, the yoga block is fantastic as a balancing aid when you need the floor to come closer to you. It's also a useful support when resting deeply, as the forgiving edges and corners of a cork or foam block can be used as acupressure and massage tools.
Using yoga blocks in this way deepens your ability to open and release and go further in your practice. There are no rules with a block, making it such an inviting yoga prop.
With this is mind, here are a few of my favourite yoga block experiments for you to try yourself:
The Melt Your Heart-Opener
Come into puppy-dog pose after opening in child's pose and place a foam or cork block under your chest at the breastbone. Lengthen your spine, and you should find an ease in the pose as the block supports you.
Soften your heart centre and melt it against the block, letting your shoulders release. If you are tight in the front of your shoulders, you should get a sweet massage by rolling your shoulders in slow wide circles.
Sit on your mat and place your yoga block behind you, lengthwise, approximately where your shoulder blades would reach the mat. Lie down and adjust yourself so that the lower corners of the block match up with the lower tips of your shoulder blades. Get comfy in your lower back and try to relax.
I say this because anyone who does anything — typing, shopping, building, serving, driving — has tight upper back and shoulders. If you can breathe deeply and work on this one enough, you will be able to use the edges and corners of the block to get right into your deepest tension. Breathe, relax and enjoy the release.
Come to a comfortable seated position. Sit up on the block at its lowest height, and bring your hands to the floor directly behind you and your feet to the floor in front. Using your limbs to steer your torso, play around by shifting your weight side to side and back to front.
Again, like the previous poses, investigate using the soft corners and edges to place pressure on the locus of tension. To give yourself an acupressure treatment, hold on one spot for 5 breaths and slowly release. Work all the way down your hamstrings by moving backwards on your yoga block and straightening your legs. Alternatively, you can move forward to work on your sacrum.
Have fun with your yoga block and get creative. It may help you master standing splits, hold you in supported shoulder stand, or even help release some deep seated tension.