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Which Yoga Block Should You Choose?

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

This is going to be a guide on the different sizes and materials of yoga blocks. Yoga blocks are a versatile yoga prop with a simple design. Yoga practitioners of all kinds can use them, from beginner to advanced.

yoga blocks and strap set


First, let’s go over the different sizes that yoga blocks come in. The most common size of yoga blocks is going to be 4”x6”x9”. This is a great choice for any yoga practitioner from beginner to advanced. Other sizes include 3”x6”x9” and even 4.5”x6”9”.

It’s important that you find a yoga block that feels the best to you, we would have to say that the 4”x6”x9” is usually a great choice.


Yoga blocks can come in many shapes and sizes. The most popular and the most useful is going to be the rectangular prism of course. It’s sturdy, provides great support, and doesn’t roll over easily. We’ve seen yoga blocks with a rounded top, wedge shape, and even ones that are more of an oval with pointed ends, kind of like a boat shape.

crow pose with yoga blocks


Let’s go over the different materials that yoga blocks can come in. The most common materials are EVA foam, cork, and bamboo. These materials vary in weight too; this is important. Foam yoga blocks are going to be sturdy, lightweight, and soft. But if you need something with a lot of support then you’re going to want to go for the bamboo or cork yoga blocks. But again, foam yoga blocks are, more often than not, perfectly fine. You’ll also find that yoga blocks are what almost every yoga studio provides. Here we can take a look at the benefits of each one:


  • Lightweight

  • Durable

  • Comfortable

  • Water-Resistant

  • Many Color Options


  • Durable

  • Fairly Comfortable

  • Extra Grip

  • Eco Friendly


  • Extremely Supportive

  • Very Durable

  • Attractive

  • Eco Friendly

Our Choice:

Our best all-around choice is the 4”x6”x9” Foam Yoga Blocks. They are lightweight, yet still durable. There is a reason most yoga studios have foam yoga blocks. Foam yoga blocks are also quite comfortable to use with every yoga pose and yoga practice. Whichever block you choose they are all going to help you advance your yoga practice.


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