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Loving this video from @melisfit_
Improve your flexibility & yoga practice in seconds by using blocks!!!!
I love to use blocks in my yoga practice for so many different reasons. They bring the ground closer to you so you can feel an amazing stretch, help increase flexibility, and most importantly reduce injury!! Here are 10 poses you can try right now with a block!
Half Moon Pose
Low Lunge Twist
Intense Side Stretch Pose
Vinyasa (Chatturanga to Upward Dog to Downward Dog)
Seated Forward Fold
Blocks can make these poses more restorative, more challenging and most importantly: feel how the pose is supposed to!! Don’t just accept that you feel pain or discomfort in a certain area of your body - learn to modify!! Which pose would you try?! Is there another pose you like to use blocks in? Let’s chat in the comments below! Xo Melis
What's your favorite way to use your yoga blocks?
For your hands in trikonasana? Between your upper thighs in uttanasana? Underneath your computer monitor to raise the height?
We want to know!
We're loving this pic from our friend @jenmakim.
Pets and Props - a yoga practice destined for success.
Get your Hump Day relaxation with supported Shoulderstand - Salamba Sarvangasana - using your iYoga chair.
Celebrate International Yoga Day today by heading to your mat and celebrating yourself.
FACES OF IYOGAPROPS #4
Introducing our newest team member and Social Media Co-ordinator, Hannah Strout.
Hannah is a creative producer with a passion for animals (especially her cat, Dr. Professor), board games, spreadsheets, and power clashing patterns and colours.
Before moving to Melbourne and joining the Iyogaprops team, Hannah worked in Sydney developing and managing artistic programs for young people and emerging artists.
Outside of Iyogaprops, Hannah regularly attends @yarravilleyogacentre, manages @crackxfestival, and works with artists around Australia to produce arts and cultural events.
Although she is yet to do much exploring in Victoria, Hannah is an avid hiker and just last year spent 9 days on the Overland Track in Tasmania. Drop your best hiking suggestions for her in the comments.
It also just happens to be her birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!
Spirit animal – Cat
Very mild superpower – to always get on the tram going in the wrong direction
Fave rainy day activity – Crocheting and snuggling with my cat
Desert island items – A ukulele (because I’ll finally have the time to learn it), a pack of cards, LOTS OF CHOCOLATE by Patrick Boland and Kevin Ng
PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLOSURE
Tomorrow, Monday 11 June.
We hope you have a relaxing day
FACES OF IYOGAPROPS #3
Introducing our packing expert and Head Storeman – Stephen Louis.
Steve is both a musicophile and a Japanophile meaning his love of all things music is matched by his love of all things Japan.
When Steve isn’t packing orders or keeping our warehouse safe and organised, you’ll most likely find him making art, eating char kway teow, playing or listening to music, or watching obscure Japanese movies in his PJs. Steve is passionate about innovative health communication and works as an educator in men’s health.
Spirit animal – Beetle
Very mild superpower – the ability to sleep through any alarm known to science!
Fave film...s – O Lucky Man - Lindsay Anderson, Chinatown - Roman Polanski, Au Revoir Taipei - Arvin Chen, Pink Flamingos - John Waters
Desert island items – A radio that never conks out, like the one on Gilligans Island, a hammock, and a beach towel (sounds wonderfully relaxing!)
Photoshoot this afternoon!
Thanks to Madeleine and Geraldine from @yarravilleyogacentre for modelling today
FACES OF IYOGAPROPS #2
Introducing our spectacular Office Manager - Robyn deBoar.
Robyn AKA Super Robbo AKA Robbie/Wobbie is a tea enthusiast with a passion for deep soulful chats, learning about philosophy and neuroscience, and enjoying time outdoors.
Before starting at Iyogaprops (over 7 years ago!) Robyn worked as an Events and Fundraising coordinator at a not-for-profit, a graphic designer/illustrator, and in retail at Hunter Gatherer Fitzroy and City stores. Robyn is passionate about yoga "because it brings me back to my conversation with the universe!" QUICK FACTS:
Spirit animal – Crow, they are misunderstood majestic warriors and protectors
Very mild superpower – keeping indoor plants alive!
Fave book - Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Desert island items – Teapot, Teacup, Tea
A splash of brightness on a grey old day in Melbourne.
We've been checking out some possible prints for our bolster covers... which is your favourite?
FACES OF IYOGAPROPS #1
Introducing, the founder and manager of iYogaprops - Peter Harley.
Peter is a yoga enthusiast from way back (as a student in the 80s and as an Iyengar teacher since 2001), but he's also worked as a school teacher, farmer and structural engineer.
It's this engineering brain that has led to Peter developing products exclusive to iYogaprops including the Foldaway Backbender, Headstand Yoke, iYoga chair and "Benger" combination and the Multi Function Shoulder Stand prop.
Peter can regularly be found having a coffee at Yarraville's @feedbackcafe, reading, playing with his daughter, watching the Western Bulldogs and throwing boomerangs!
Spirit animal - Dog
Very mild superpower - freestanding handstands (sometimes)
Fave karaoke song - Anarchy in the UK and I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Desert island items - Boomerang, guitar and spare strings, computer and solar charging gear (with a complete library of books saved onto it)... survival gear is a given, right?