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The Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block does the job without the hefty price tag! I prefer the foam overall the cork material, because it does form a slight shape from your hand or feet pressure. That being said, these yoga blocks does arrive with a weird factory smell that you will let it air for a few days. The foam is also lighter than expected so there is that slight uncertainty feeling when you apply pressure on it. Overall, it was a good purchase as it does the job with a decent design and a good size for most positions.
Good sturdy yoga blocks! I did find the size to be a bit larger on smallest height than I was used to which is good for some things and not great for others. Only other complaint is that the product came with a bad chemical smell and powdery substance on it. I needed to give the blocks a good clean before using them.
I’ve used a lotta yoga blocks before, and these are just alright. I’d always prefer cork blocks but these will do for now. Just wish they’d be a bit heavier so it can be used for more shoulder exercises vs just as an elevation or as an anchor to keep yourself balanced. It’s easy to leave nail marks on them and the smell is kinda hard to bear if you’re resting your head on it. I’d give these blocks 3 stars but the price is very decent so I added another star on top.
I was so confused looking for these blocks but after reviewing and comparing products I am sure glad I decided to go with these - they are comfortable to work with, the texture is smooth - no roughness and love that the edges are beveled for a more comfortable grip. Extremely happy with decision and purchase.
These do not get intensive use, as It is for personal not studio use. I had cork blocks which seem very sturdy, and I took them to the studio. These are lighter and have the tiniest bit of give which seems more forgiving to my hands and arthritis. good delivery, packaging