Yoga blocks or yoga bricks are probably the most commonly used yoga props. They help to bring the floor closer to you in standing poses and provide additional support in seated and reclined poses.
Yoga blocks are available in different sizes and materials. The most common materials for yoga blocks are foam, cork, and wood.
Foam blocks are soft and light, they are easy to transport if you want to carry them with you to a studio. They might be more comfortable in some restorative postures because they are softer than other types of blocks.
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Cork blocks are heavier than foam blocks. Some people prefer cork blocks because they are harder and heavier, so they provide more stability, but because they are harder, they might be not so comfortable in restorative postures. Another good thing about cork yoga blocks is that they are eco-friendly and last longer than foam blocks.
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Wooden blocks were the original yoga blocks, but you don’t see them much nowadays. Wooden blocks are heavy and hard, they can last forever, but they can get slippery if you are sweating, so not the best choice for beginners.