How to use yoga bricks for beginners?

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For beginners in yoga, learning to use yoga bricks, stretching belts, yoga mats and other auxiliary tools will be of great help to our yoga practice.
Many yoga poses can use yoga aids to help yoga practitioners practice step by step. At the same time, it is possible to more accurately grasp the feeling that each posture conveys to the body. There are many types of assistive tools for yoga. We will use yoga bricks as auxiliary tools to demonstrate 9 individual types to help you quickly enter yoga practice.

The change of bridge pose

The change of bridge pose
1. Put the yoga bricks aside and lie on your back on a yoga mat. Knees are bent, legs are as wide as hips, and feet are on the ground.
2. Take a few deep breaths, press the soles of your feet and your upper arms against the yoga mat, and lift your hips slowly into the bridge. Remember to start from the lowest height you can afford. The yoga brick is used as a support for the posture, and is placed flat on the cheekbones, which is the position of the triangular bones at the bottom of the spine.
3. If you feel the height of yoga is acceptable and comfortable, please focus your strength center on the buttocks of yoga bricks. If you think the height can still be increased, you can change the placement of yoga and raise the height
4. Yoga bricks can help you keep the bridge pose, and then we can start doing some transformations. The right knee is bent and raised, approaching the chest, holding both hands on the right leg. Slowly extend your left leg to the front to maintain contact between the heel and the floor. While pushing the heel of your left leg forward, gently hold your right leg close to your chest and maintain 5-10 breaths. Done, switch sides.
5. After completing the posture, place your two feet on the mat, lift your hips out of the yoga brick, and slowly bring your hips down until they lie flat on the yoga mat.

Downward-facing dog

Downward-facing dog
1. Place the two yoga bricks vertically on the left and right sides of the mat, making sure the yoga bricks are on the mat to avoid slipping. Be prepared to kneel with four feet, with both hands open with your shoulders wide, with your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees directly below your hips.
2. Place your left and right hands on the yoga brick, make sure that the palm is in flat contact with the yoga brick, and the bottom of the palm is facing the bottom of the yoga brick. To stabilize your grip, use your fringe fingers and thumb to hold the edge of the yoga brick tightly.
3. Inhale, then exhale, step on the heels of your feet and push your hips back to the highest point. Press your hand against the yoga bricks, move your upper arms toward the floor, and feel your spine stretched. If you feel any pressure on your back, bend your knees and do not use excessive force.
4. Maintain for 1-2 minutes, place your knees slowly on the floor and rest as a baby.

Upward-facing dog

Upward-facing dog
1. Place the two yoga bricks vertically on the left and right sides of the mat, making sure that the yoga bricks are on the mat to avoid slipping. In the prone position, your hands should be placed on the yoga tiles on both sides, with your hands under your shoulders, with your legs wide apart from your shoulders and your toes in contact with the cushions.
2. Exhale, raise your head and chest, slowly straighten your arms, open your shoulders, and use your hands to push the ground to extend your body upwards. Note that your lumbar spine is extended, not folded.
3. Hold 3-5 breaths, place your knees on the floor, and rest in a baby style.

Low lunge, crescent variation

Low lunge crescent variation
1. The starting position is the standing position or the lower dog position. Inhale, place the yoga bricks vertically on the right side, push your right knee forward, walk your right foot upwards, bend your right knee, and not exceed the front side of your right foot.
2. Place your left foot on the toes, place your knees on the mat, and push your hips forward. The upper body is bent forward, the abdomen is close to the right front leg, and both hands are on the ground. Keep your back straight, extend forward, and exhale.
3. Inhale, stretch your body upwards, and place your hands on your hips. Keep your left foot firmly on the ground, your right foot straight forward and your hips straight. Hold for 5-10 breaths.
4. Put your hands on the mats on both sides of the yoga brick, using your arms as a support, slowly lower your right leg from the yoga brick, put it back beside your left foot, and rest in a baby style.

Reverse triangle pose

 Reverse triangle pose
1. Prepare for a mountain stand. Inhale and separate your legs by about 90-100 cm. Remember to place a yoga brick on the outside of your right foot. Hold your arms flat against your shoulders, palms down, and arms parallel to the ground.
2. Turn your right foot 90 degrees to the right and left foot 60 degrees to the right, keeping your left leg extended and your knees straight. When exhaling, the torso turns right together, so that the left palm rests on the yoga brick. Extend the right arm up to form a straight line with the left arm, eyes fixed on the thumb of the right hand.
3. Keep your knees straight, keep your feet touching the ground as much as possible, stretch your shoulders and scapula, and keep 5-8 breaths.
4. Withdraw your arms and feet after doing it, stand and relax on the mountain, and switch sides.

Supine hero pose 

 Supine hero pose
1. Put your knees together, abduct your feet, sit on your hips, and sit down heroically. The hips are slightly lifted from the floor. You can fold a woolen towel or blanket under the hips, or put the hips directly on the floor.
2. Place the yoga brick on your back, gradually drop your back, and place your body backwards. Place your scapula on the yoga brick. Once your back is supported by the yoga bricks, cross your hands at the back of your head, slowly lean your head back and stretch your neck.
3. Hold 5 to 10 breaths, raise your head slightly with your hands crossed, put your hands on your hips, support with your hands, sit up slowly, and breathe a few times in a heroic position.
❤Tip: If you ca n’t do heroic pose, do n’t practice this pose ❤

Bridge pose

Bridge pose
1. Place the yoga bricks on your back with your legs bent and your feet open to the same width as your hips. Place the yoga brick on the inside of your thigh roots.
2. Take a few deep breaths, put your hands on the sides of your body, and slowly raise your hips as you inhale. Open your shoulders close to the yoga mat with your hands on your back or press your palms against the mat. Approach the inner side of the thigh toward the yoga bricks and hold the position for 5-10 breaths.
3. Slowly lower until the hips touch the yoga mat, take out the yoga bricks, and rest appropriately.

Down arrow pose

Down arrow pose
1. Put your yoga bricks aside with your knees bent and your feet apart. Take a few deep breaths, place your feet and upper arms flat on the mat, and raise your hips into the bridge when inhaling. Place the yoga bricks below the cheekbones, the triangular bones at the bottom of the spine. Starting at the lowest height, if you find it acceptable to stay here, either consider raising the height. After choosing the right height, place the center of strength on your hips.
2. Bend your right knee forward and keep your left leg still, so that you can maintain your balance. After taking several breaths, straighten your right leg up. Follow the steps of the right leg with your left leg, lift your left leg, and keep your hands against the ground for 1-2 minutes.
3. Bend your knees back to your abdomen, place your left and right feet on the floor in sequence, lift your hips to take out the yoga bricks, and press down on the yoga mat for proper rest.

Supine twist pose

Supine twist pose
1. Place the yoga bricks on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the yoga mat. Exhale and bend your knees close to your chest. Place the yoga mat between your knees and make contact with the inner thighs. Place the second piece between your ankles and hold the yoga bricks in place slightly.
2. Open your hands, flush with your shoulders, palms up. When exhaling, twist from the abdomen, with your legs to the right and your head to the left. Keep your shoulders in contact with the yoga mat and do not leave the ground. If you can't keep your shoulders against the floor, you can place a folded blanket under your knees.
3. Hold for 1 minute, return to the origin, and switch sides.

Item recommended:

Yoga Block (Set of 2)

yoga bricks
Yoga blocks provide the stability and balance needed in your practice to help with optimal alignment, deeper poses and increased strength.
These lightweight and supportive foam blocks are constructed of a durable EVA foam with a nonslip surface and beveled edges for easy gripping.
Use under your hands, feet or seat (meditation) to ensure the proper alignment needed in order to safely support and modify poses to suit your level of flexibility If you feel tight, don't risk injury and grab a block or two.
Blocks make for the ideal yoga prop and companion, as they are an important tool in your practice to help extend, support and deepen your stretches while also working to increase your range of motion.
Spot clean with mild detergent towel or air dry.
Size 23 x 15 x 7.5 cm (9.1 x 5.9 x 3 inches)

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