Last night at midnight, I finished some prototype blocks. This morning I brought them to Yoga class. It isn’t typical for one person to show up with 4 yoga blocks, so people in the class were curious.
One friend immediately understood what they were. They are larger than a typical block and when I gave them out, people immediately wanted to use them for seated posture. I did too. My hamstrings are too tight to straighten my back in seated posture, so sitting on a block helps me stretch my hamstrings without straining my lower back. Typical blocks are terrible for someone my size, by our prototype blocks were great. I’m confident that they won’t be too expensive either.
Hi, I’m Tom. 15 years ago I started my Yoga practice because I had back pain. Not only has Yoga kept me pain free all these years, but it is so much more. It helps me stay calm, wise, and in touch. I love everything about yoga except for the mat.
Have you ever used a product even though you knew it wasn’t for you? That’s what yoga mats feel like to me. They are too small for me. They are too short for my old-man down dog and too narrow for my up dog. Unless I spent a small fortune, they are also too thin for my old bones.
I know that I’m not alone. After all, Yoga isn’t just for small people. 16% of yoga practitioners are men and even tall women must be frustrated by a mat designed for 5 foot tall people.