Yoga Block FAQs

Yoga blocks actually look like bricks also called yoga bricks which are common yoga aids. In exercise, the yoga block usage can help beginners or people with poor flexibility to relax more when doing specific postures and avoid excessive stretching of the body and causes strain. Use the different lengths, widths and heights of the blocks, gradually adjust the distance between your body and the ground and give the body comfort support and fixation to achieve the correct posture. Not only beginners, but experienced yogis will also use yoga blocks to do deeper, more advanced exercises.

  1. EVA: The most common material for yoga blocks is EVA, which is a chemically synthesized foamed plastic. It is light in weight and easy to carry. The disadvantage is that it will become slippery when sweating. It is also a less durable material, but the unit price is relatively affordable.
  2. Cork: Cork is a natural and environmentally friendly material. It is heavier than EVA and has an anti-slip effect, so it will be more stable in use and has a longer service life.
  3. POE: The inner material is recycled EVA, and the outer skin is non-slip POE material. It is heavier than EVA. The special texture design and elastic POE make users more comfortable to use.
  4. Solid wood: It is a heavier yoga brick, the most durable and stable, but it is not suitable for carrying. Environmentally friendly material, it feels more natural when used.

There is no uniform size for yoga blocks, but the most common ones are 3” x 6”x 9”(22.8 x 15.2 x 7.6cm), 3.31” x 6” x 9” (22.8 x 15.2 x 8.4cm), 4” x 6” x 9” (22.8 x 15.2 x 10.1cm). You can choose the size of yoga blocks according to the size of your palm.

EVA material will have different hardness for consumers to choose from, 30~40, 40~50, and 50~55 (Shore C). Generally, the lower the hardness, the softer the brick, and the price is cheaper, but it is less durable.

The harder brick is more stable and the supporting force will be better. The hardness of cork is about 70~80.