Best Yoga Blocks

If you’re just getting started with yoga, one thing quickly becomes clear: It’s simple…but not easy. That’s why many beginners find foam Yoga Blocks useful for support, stability and alignment during poses. But these “props” aren’t just for newbies… even experienced practitioners find blocks helpful for achieving deeper poses and maintaining stability. To help choose the foam Yoga Block that’s right for you, we looked for quality and value. Check out the results below and see which made our list of Best Buys in Yoga Blocks.
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Student’s Choice

AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks

AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks

AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks

What We Liked: 

If you’re like us, you check product reviews before you buy. Well, this set of AmazonBasics Yoga Blocks had the most 5-star consumer reviews of any blocks we tested, so we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. While not as firm as others we tested, these blocks offered good support for a variety of poses, especially forward bends, counterposes and stretching. The surface is slip-resistant and includes round edges for a comfortable grip. We found them comfortable and easy to use. One downside: they’re only offered in 2 color choices—black or purple. We wish there were more! Buy them here. 

Best Overall

Gaiam Yoga Block

Gaiam Yoga Block

Gaiam Yoga Block

What We Liked:

We found the Gaiam Yoga Block to be our favorite for all-around performance and quality. For starters, it was firmer than the others we tried, which was particularly appreciated by those of us who have more weight to support during certain poses. The non-slip surface performed well, even after working up a sweat. Plus, it’s worth noting that this Gaiam Block is latex-free, so if you have a latex allergy this is the one for you. And we loved that it’s available in a variety of color choices, including soothing blues and greens, and vibrant pinks and purples. Get it now.

Beginner’s Bargain 

REEHUT Yoga Block

REEHUT Yoga Block

REEHUT Yoga Block

What We Liked:

If you’ve just started your yoga journey, this yoga block is perfect. It’s adequately firm, yet pleasingly soft to the touch. We found the slip-resistant surface to be both dependable and comfortable. This block is lighter in weight than the others we tested, which is a plus when carrying your gear to the gym or studio. Really, the quality here is really quite nice, especially for the price. For the beginner, this is the way to go. Buy them here!

Best Value

Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block, Set of 2

Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block, Set of 2

Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block, Set of 2

We love a great deal, and we loved this 2-piece set of Gaiam Essentials Yoga Blocks. You get 2 blocks for what is essentially the price of 1. Gaiam claims these blocks are 50% denser than standard EVA blocks. While stopping short of slicing them in half to check the density, we did put these blocks to the test with some poses that demanded more weight be put on the block. While they are firm enough for balance, support, and alignment, we don’t recommend them for standing or sitting. The non-slip surface performed well and the blocks were easy to grip and re-position, even after sweating. For the price, you simply can’t go wrong here. Choose your color here.