Not to worry! There are many more fish in the sea! After your intital heart break is over you will soon come to realise, as we did, that almost anything can be used as a replacement. Mr Block although handsome and strong may not be the one for you!
What to use instead of a block.
So Aya and I have some tried and tested suggestions for you, but always remember to keep an open mind and do whats best for you in your practice.
1. A rolled up Yoga mat.
One of our favourite options as it is so versitile. Can be rolled less or more depending on what you need.
2. Blankets or Towels
Fold up and use your towels as you need and stack. Towels will of course provide more cushioning than yoga blocks and offer more comfortable support. If towels are not big enough for your needs, try blankets
With some basic tools or a clever boyfriend you can make your own wooden yoga block to save money. Use a scrap of wood and cut it into a block shape with a saw to measure approximately 5 inches in width, 3 inches in height and 9 inches in length. Sand it down to make it smooth, especially around the corners and edges.
Now lets think....... what else can we use?........
Preferably Yoga books! Ahhhhh so thats what they are for ;)! If you stack books, be aware that they may shift once you place body weight on them. In general, stacked books should work fine for any sitting pose, or under your head in relaxation. In fact, under your head is a favourite with the old school Alexander Technique crew! I have also heard that sleeping with books under your head makes you more intelligent, I wonder if this works if you sit on them too?
Anyway, hope you found this helpful! see you in class soon!
lots of love
Hana and Aya xx