Best Yoga Blocks – Cork Or Foam Which Is Best?

Yoga Cork BlocksToday’s product review will be about the best yoga blocks with environmental benefits to the end user in mind.

Yoga blocks are useful for the beginner and also for the experienced yogi.

From cork to foam blocks we will endeavor to find which blocks are best for you.

In previous reviews about cork Yoga mats, and how durable they are in a hot enviroment can be a problem with wear and tear.

So be cautious if you love your Bikram Yoga.

No real feedback to say if they are any good in a real life situation.

My only concern with cork is how long will it last.


Cork Yoga Blocks by Bean Products:

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(1 - 4x6x9) - Cork Yoga Blocks 10cm x 15cm x 23cm , 7.6cm x 15cm x 23cm Single or 2 block saver pack by Bean Products

This product is available as a single or 2 piece option.

1 piece – 4 x 6 x 9 – 10 cm x 15 cm x 23 cm, 1 piece or 2 piece (7.6 cm x 15 cm x 23 cm).

Bean products are in their 31st year in business, that speaks volumes to me about the quality of the blocks.

They are soft but durable blocks and are gentle to use.

Beveled edges and lightweight give added comfort with a better grip that improves your practice.

PROS:

Beveled Edges:

Available in two sizes:

Good for the environment:

CONS:

Heat may have adverse effect on cork:


Manduka Cork Yoga Blocks:

CHECK PRICEManduka Cork Yoga Block

Manduka is a well respected name in the Yoga industry.

You know the product will be of the highest quality.

They claim 100% cork harvested under strict regulations designed to conserve the cork oak tree.

Easy-go-grip textured surface and comfortable contoured edges.

Made without toxic chemicals during harvesting and manufacturing.

Sold as a 1 piece 9 x 4 x 6 inches or 225 mm x 100 mm x 150 mm and weighs two pounds or just under a kilo.

The Manduka Cork Block is of a high standard for yoga blocks.

Cork is a natural material that has a firmness not found in foam blocks, and allows you to feel secure in the support it provides.

One of the customer reviews stated they noticed the difference between the foam and cork block and would never use foam again.

Interesting review i will need to try the cork block as i have only used foam in the past.

PROS:

100% Cork:

Well Priced:

No Toxic Chemicals:

CONS:

Wear and tear maybe a factor in hot conditions:

Mold can appear:


Reehut Yoga Blocks:

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Reehut Yoga Block (1 piece or 2 piece, High Density EVA Foam Block to support and deepen Poses, Improve strength and aid balance and flexibility – lightweight, odor resistant and moisture-Proof.

Reehut has produced a really popular Yoga block if the reviews are anything to go by.

The block comes in a rainbow of colors and 100% non-toxic and Eco-friendly material gets my nod of approval.

They are available in 1 piece and 2 piece packs always good to have the option.

Always best to have 2 blocks on hand maybe you only need one to replace a lost or damaged block.

They are available in 4 inches or 100 mm i speak both

measurements’imperial or metric.

Comment below if you prefer both measurements as i don’t want to exclude anybody.

The only negatives come from people with delivery issues and being damaged in delivery.

Some feel they are a bit soft to always use good to know if this has been a problem you have encountered before with other blocks.

PROS:

100% non-toxic:

Eco-friendly:

Non-slip:

Lightweight:

Beveled edges provides soft grip:

Moisture-proof material keeps bacterial away:

CONS:

May have shipping issues:

Damaged in shipping reported by some:

May be to soft for users:


Clever Foam Yoga Blocks:

CHECK PRICEClever Yoga Blocks

Clever Yoga Blocks are 9″x 6″x 4″ or 225 mm x 150 mm x 100 mm one the most common sizes.

Comes in a color combination i have not seen that before. The block is Eco friendly recycled high density foam.

Achieve all the support you need with our solid yoga blocks.

Weighing only 7 oz this foam block is easy to transport to any class at your yoga studio or gym, or great to use at home.

The foam blocks are solid with a slight give that is sturdy enough to support you when needed Ideal for yoga for beginners looking to work on flexibility.

Non-slip yoga brick is great for intermediate or advanced yogis looking to try a new and challenging yoga pose.

Their exercise blocks will still provide support and won’t slip during the sweatiest yoga sessions.

The block can be used on any side to provide the perfect height for you.

No nasty smell even when new with this yoga block. Made from recycled high-density non-toxic EVA foam.

The Eco-friendly EVA foam is closed cell so won’t absorb sweat and stays bacteria free.

The bi-color block is rounded at the edges, these beveled edges provide comfort of use for any yogi.

After practice simply wipe down the block with water or if you need more of a clean use a mixture of soap and water.

The block can be dried with a towel or simply left to air dry.

They offer a Namaste warranty if your not 100% happy and want a refund they have no problem with that.

Most customer reviews were positive with one not happy with the quality.

PROS:

Odor free:

Good for the environment:

Lightweight:

No questions asked warranty:

CONS:

Thicker than most blocks:

Final Analysis:

I personally have a foam block and have always used foam blocks in my practice of Yoga.

Their appears to be a price difference with cork blocks being more expensive and some brands even more expensive.

Their are many blocks on the market and these are some of the best around with all fitting the Eco friendly requirement which is important to me and most Yoga practitioners.

If i was going to pick one from the cork range and one from the foam range.

I would pick the Manduka Cork and for the foam the Reehut Block which sounds promising.

I am sure you would not have a problem returning any of the products to the supplier if the claim was legitimate.

You have to remember if you constantly use the product there will be wear and tear.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.

copywrightNamaste Shane.

6 thoughts on “Best Yoga Blocks – Cork Or Foam Which Is Best?”

  1. This is a question I get and is discussed between a few of my friends from time to time. Each of us seems to have our favorites when it comes to cork or foam and also the brands that we use. It does make for some good discussions and even live-demos of what is out there.

    The cork blocks are okay, but for me, they would not stand up, and due to the higher price and questionable durability, I will stick with the foam blocks as you have. There are some attractive options that you have reviewed here, and perhaps I can get some of my friends to give one of these a shot. 

    I will be watching closely to see how they stand up, as it could be I would switch if they would meet my standard for price and quality. I am concerned with the environment too and know that the cork is a better option in that regard. Thanks for putting this together, I have bookmarked and will be sending my friends here!   

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    • Hello Dave, 

      Thank You for taking the time to read my post. 

      You are correct in saying foam is more durable in the long run. 

      Hope you and your friends can make a objective decision on what to buy. 

      Kind Regards Shane.

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  2. I have used the Reehut Yoga Blocks for personal use several times but I have run across the same problem with them damaging during shipping or my kids playing with them and poof something happens. I have never been fond of many of the cork options for the same reason; plus they easily mold or pick up stuff if you ever do yoga outside. I have never tried the foam blocks but considering you have had so much success I can see giving them a try. 

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    • Hello Charity,

      Appreciate the feedback about Reehut. 

      Cork can be a issue when hot humid conditions. 

      I have used foam blocks and have no problems at all with them. 

      Kind Regards Shane.

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  3. I have recently started doing some yoga so I can continue to do my running injury free. I used to go to a yoga studio years ago, where I learnt the basics of Iyengar yoga. I seem to remember they had just wooden blocks, which felt very hard! I think as I build up my yoga gear kit I like the sound of the cork block. I’ve heard of Manduka before too, so I’d probably choose their block. In your review it says it has a grip surface, does that mean it’s non slip?
    Thank you.

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    • Hello Emily, 

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      Good to hear you are practising yoga for injury prevention.

      The cork block is non slip and more gentle on the hands than wooden blocks.

      Kind regards Shane.

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