How To Use Yoga Blocks To Increase Flexibility | Clever Yoga

How To Use Yoga Blocks To Increase Flexibility | Clever Yoga


Hi my name is Maryann with clever yoga
and I’m here to show you how you can use the clever yoga yoga blocks to help
increase your flexibility so I love using yoga blocks in my yoga practice
this probably my favorite yoga prop to use and maybe it’s just because
of what I use them for but when it comes to doing anything with flexibility that you
feel like you have a hard time holding on possing are you just need a little
extra support yoga blocks are one of the best thing that you can use to help deep
in that post and help you stay in that post for just a little bit longer so
using this for the splits you can either place to props to the side of you up high
like this so if you need a little more help and you want to go higher you can use them on both sides as post
to hold on and you can stay upright so you can see how this is extremely
helpful in this manner and as you move forward in advance into the pose you can
turn them to the side and get even lower into the split position now you can also
use them to prop up your legs or just right under your glute so if I place that
on my glute and sit into it a little bit and then maybe just see where my legs
sticks out here you always want to make sure you do this very gently and you’re
doing it with good form and posturing might put this one right here so I can
sit into this a little bit more and it takes a little bit of easing into it but
as you can see I can focus here now and I can even hold on here I can focus on
my breathing I can focus on my spinal alignment and engaging that core while I
rotate my hips forward and the blocks help support me right here in the split
position so you can use this for both sides left and right splits as I’m doing
now and you can also use it for center splits so center splits again using my
post if you like to hold onto as you move down into the center splits but if you want you can also prop this up right underneath your legs so I don’t know if i go down that far but you can also sit into the blocks
so if you’re like me and you can’t go down that far because you’re not warmed
up right now you can just go down as far as you can and then sit your hips back
into the blocks to this is a little bit more of a balanced position you gotta
keep that core really tight and nice and upright but I’m feeling that there and
this is really supporting me at the depth of the stretch and I can focus on
just breathing deep into it and just relaxing in to this pose ’cause that’s
the most important thing with yoga poses is if you can relax and breathe deep
into each pose those muscles that tension it’ll start to release a lot
sooner and so if you can do this on a consistent level you’re gonna start
noticing you’re practicing your poses go deeper a lot more effectively than if
you’re just pushing yourself into a kind of fighting that resistance so here’s a
couple ways that you can use the clever yoga blokcs with your splits and increasing
that flexibility I really love these blocks if you haven’t heard of them you
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