Backbridge can help with YOGA
YOGA and Backbridge
While yoga is a gentler fitness routine, safety is still key. Yoga blocks are often used to help with balance, stretches and supporting the body. Blocks can be good to help from overstretching and pulling a muscle, however, Dr. Sinett cautious, blocks can cause harm because they are static and not shaped to the contours of the body.
“The blocks are a strict rectangle that can be flimsy and unreliable; they can also inhibit your ability to deepen your stretches because they are limiting in height,” Dr. Sinett says. “Essentially you will plateau at a certain stretch and no longer reap the benefits of yoga because you can only go so far with a yoga block."
To combat this, Dr. Sinett recommends doing yoga with the Backbridge instead of the yoga block because of its contoured shape and overall versatility. It has the same purpose as the block, but offers more stability, comfortability and achieving progressive stretching — stretching that allows your body to reach new levels in your practice.