Yoga blocks can be made from a wide range of materials, but for the utmost strength, support and security, nothing beats the Manduka™ cork block. This must-have yoga prop is ideal for yogis of all experience levels. It’s incredibly lightweight, yet it provides exceptional support and unlike foam blocks, it won’t yield under your weight so you can feel more confident about your yoga positions.
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Most cork-based yoga blocks on the market are made using coarse-grain cork, which causes the block to be heavier and more cumbersome to use. The Manduka cork block, however, is constructed using sustainable fine-grain cork which allows the block to have the same resilient properties of a coarse-grain block, yet its lighter and contoured for a more comfortable yoga experience.
The fine-grain cork that’s used in Manduka’s cork yoga block is harvested from the fallen bark of Cork Oak Trees. These trees naturally shed their bark as they age and it is this shed material that is used to make this product, not the bark that still resides on the trees. Because of this, the trees used in cork harvesting are allowed to live undisturbed for the life of the species.
Manduka also manufactures their cork yoga blocks in an eco-friendly manner as well. No toxic chemicals or adhesives are used in the making of this product.
With proper use and care, your Manduka cork block will provide you with many years of durable use. To clean your block, just wipe it down with a damp cloth. If heavier cleaning is required, use a clean rag and an organic cleaning solution that’s free of chemicals.
Posted by Helena on 1st Apr 2012
I love this block more than the foamy material cheap standard yoga blocks and it is well worth the extra bucks.
Posted by Rebecca on 28th Mar 2012
Every foam block I have ever used has had some kind of give to it. These blocks are lite weight and firm. Just perfect.