99 Ways To Use Yoga Blocks: From Beginners To Advanced Learners

When practicing your poses, you may have noticed that a yoga block can significantly improve your form. Bricks can make yoga easier or more challenging, so if you want to enhance your poses, we can help you. 

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Ways To Use Yoga Blocks From Beginners To Advanced Learners

With our help, we’ve compiled a selection of 101 different ways you can use yoga blocks. Whether you’re a beginner or a more advanced learner doesn’t matter. Everyone can benefit from using a yoga block.

After all, advanced learners can still benefit from using yoga blocks and their ability to support, stretch, and strengthen their bodies. So, let’s dive in.

Core Exercises

1. Bicycles

You should place your block between your elbow and your opposing thigh. 

2. Block Switches

Start with your block between your hands, and as you raise yourself up, switch the block so that you hold it between your feet. 

3. Block Thread Swimmers

Pass your block from each hand by moving it under your thighs. 

4. Boat Pose

Squeeze your block between your thighs, or you can hold the block between your hands overhead. 

5. Cherry Pickers

Balance your block on your feet. 

6. Leg Lowers

Squeeze your block between your thighs or shins as you lift and lower your legs. 

7. Low Boat Hold

Squeeze your block between your palms as you lie on your back. 

8. Plank Pose

Put your block between your thighs to stabilize your core. 

9. Reach And Crunch

Hold your block between your elbow and thigh. They should be on the same side and pressed firmly in both directions. 

10. Russian Twists

Squeeze your block between your hands while in boat pose and twist your body. 

11. Side Plank Threads

While in your plank pose, lift one arm in the air while it’s holding the block. Thread your block under your body, and switch hands so you can raise it into the sky once more. 

12. Split Leg Pulses

Hold your block in your hand and squeeze it as you reach your arms past your top leg so you don’t make contact with your hamstring. 

Hip Openers

13. Butterfly

You can put your block under your knees or place it under your forehead. 

14. Deer Pose

Put your yoga block under your forearms to be closer to the ground with more support. 

15. Double Pigeon

Placing your block under your knee can make the double pigeon pose more accessible. You can also set it under your forearms to bring you closer to the ground. 

16. Half Pigeon

Put your yoga block under your thigh to prevent discomfort in your hip or knees. 

17. Lizard Pose

You should put your block under your thigh or shin, as it deepens the pose by lifting your back leg. 

18. Rainbow Warrior

Use your block to support your back thigh so your hips remain lifted. 

19. Reclined Bound Angle

Your block can be placed under your knees or under your feet. Placing your block under your knees allows your thighs to relax, while it will deepen your stretch under your feet.

20. Runner’s Lunge

You can put it under your forearms to make the pose more accessible. 

21. Side Lunge

Putting your block under your heel will help support your balance. 

22. Twisted Side Lunge

Keeping your block under your hand will encourage more length in your spine. 

23. Yogi Squat

Keep your block under your seat to make this pose more accessible. 

Hamstrings And Folds

24. Airplane Pose

Put your block under your foot to make balance more challenging.

25. Full Splits

By placing your block under your front thigh, you can make your splits more accessible. 

26. Half Splits

Placing your block under your fingertips will bring you closer to the ground. 

27. Legs Up the Wall

Put your block underneath your sacrum to lift your hips. 

28. Modified Airplane

You can put your block under your foot to make a balance challenge or put it under your hands for support. 

29. Pyramid Pose

Put your block under your hands to bring yourself closer to the ground. 

30. Ragdoll Pose

You can put your block under your feet to give you more space to fold forward.

31. Seated Forward Fold

Place your block under your seat or past your feet if your hands can’t reach past your soles. 

32. Shiva Squat

Your block should go under your heel to strengthen your calf and quad. 

33. Standing Splits

Put your block underneath your foot for a balance challenge.

34. Wide Legged Forward Fold

Place your blocks under your feet to give you more space to fold forward. 

Drills

35. Dolphin Push-Ups

Squeeze your block between your forearms. 

36. Donkey Kicks

Squeeze your block between your heel and thigh as you lift and lower your knee. 

37. High To Low Plank

You can either place your block under your hands or your chest. 

38. Low Lunge Step Through

Put your block under your hands. 

Twists

39. Easy Twist

You can put your block between your thighs.

40. Open Twist

Put your block under your hand.

41. Prayer Twist

You can put your block between your hands and squeeze it or place it between your thighs. 

42. Quad Stretch

Keep your block under your hand to make it easier to grip your foot with your hand. 

43. Revolved Crescent

You could place your block between your elbow and thigh to help your balance or between your hands. 

44. Revolved Half-Moon

Place your block under your hand to support your balance. 

45. Revolved Sugarcane

Keep your block between your heel and glute to strengthen your hamstring. 

46. Revolved Triangle

Keep your block under your hand to make the twist easier. 

47. Shoulder Twist

Put your block under your temple for support. 

48. Twisted Forward Fold

Keep your block under your hand to keep your chest parallel.

Foundational Poses

49. Chair Pose

You can keep your block between your hands, between your thighs, or under your feet. 

50. Child’s Pose

Place your block under your seat, or use it to stretch your triceps.

51. Downward Facing Dog

Keep your block under your hands or under your feet.

52. Drinking Bird

Keep your block under your heels. 

53. Mountain Pose

There are several ways to hold your block using mountain pose. You can keep it between your hands, as a triceps stretch, as plank arms, or between your thighs. You can also choose Chaturanga arms. 

Standing Poses

54. Bear Pose

Keep your block between your hands. 

55. Crescent Lunge

Put your block under your back toes. 

56. Double Lunge

Like the crescent lunge, you should put it under your back toes. 

57. Extended Crescent Lunge

Place your block between your hands. 

58. Extended Side Angle

Put your block under your front fingertips or between your hands. 

59. Horse Pose

Keep your block under your heels. 

60. Warrior II

Place your block under your front foot to strengthen your front leg. 

Balancing Postures

61. Chair Pose

Place your block under your heels. 

62. Half-Moon

Put your block under your front hand. 

63. Legs Up The Wall

Balance your block on your feet. 

64. Standing Figure Four

Keep your blocks under your fingertips. 

65. Standing Half-Moon

Keep your block between your hands, squeezing it. 

66. Tree Pose

Place your block under your foot. 

67. Tuck And Curl

Keep your block under your heels. 

Backbends

68. Camel Pose

You can place your block between your thighs or under your hands for support.

69. Cobra Pose

Keep your block under your hands. 

70. Extended Cobra

Squeeze your block between your hands. 

71. Fish Pose

Place your block under your spine. 

72. Floor Bow Pose

Squeeze your block between your thighs or rest it under your belly. 

73. Forearm Wheel

Keep your block under your elbows. 

74. King Arthur Pose

Place your block under your back knee to reduce pressure. 

75. Upward Facing Dog

Put your block under your hands. 

76. Modified Fish Pose

Place your block under the middle of your back. 

77. Reverse Crunches

Put your block behind your head. 

78. Supported Bridge Pose

Rest your block under your back.

79. Supported Fish Pose

Place your block under your head or chest. 

80. Wheel Pose

Keep your block under your hands or under your feet. 

81. Wild Thing

Place your block under your toes. 

Arm Balances

82. Chin Stand

Place your block under your shoulders. 

83. Crow Pose

Put your block under your forehead, or keep your hands on your blocks. 

84. Eight Angle Pose

Keep your blocks under your hands. 

85. Firefly Pose

Put your blocks under your hands. 

86. Forearm Stand

Keep your block between your forearms. 

87. Handstand Prep

Put your block under your toes. 

88. Handstand 

Put your blocks underneath your hands. 

89. Headstand

Keep your block between your hands. 

90. Hurdler’s Pose

Place your block under your back toes. 

91. Scissor Leg Side Crow

Keep your blocks underneath your hands. 

92. Side Crow

Put your blocks under your hands. 

93. Peacock Pose Prep

Keep your blocks under your shoulders.

94. Peacock Pose

Move your blocks so they’re under your hands. 

95. Pentacle Pose

Keep your blocks under your hands. 

Surrender Postures

96. Easy Seat 

Rest your block under your seat.

97. Savasana

Put your block under your head. 

98. Supported Savasana

Place your block under your knees.

99. Toe Squat

Keep your block under your knees. 

Final Thoughts

Yoga blocks are a useful tool to add to your practice, so consider using one if you want to add a little more challenge to your routine. After all, they’re not only for beginners.

Laura Simmons
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