10 Ways to “Deepen” Your Yoga Practice Using Blocks
You’ve probably heard yoga teachers talk about “deepening into the pose.” There are a lot of different approaches as to how to do this, and many of them include using yoga blocks. But to truly understand what “deepening” means, we need to approach the word holistically. Although you can make the physical expression of almost any asana more physically challenging, the practice of yoga goes beyond our physical bodies.
Yoga is a practice of deepening our entire experience, which can be felt in more ways than our muscles and fascia. Deepening into an experience means being aware of and accepting whatever is happening for you in the moment without identifying, or confusing your sense of self, with what is—or is not—actually taking place.