Read Manual #4.2.
The Block Test determines how many blocks are needed to safely and effectively support participants in the more active yoga4cancer poses. Utilizing blocks to perform more active poses can be liberating but also intimidating. It is important to provide careful instructions to ensure participants are comfortable and supported. Ultimately, it will encourage participants to be more active both in a yoga practice and in life.
The purpose of the Block Test is to reinforce and encourage effective lymphatic flow, prevent damage to the spine and support the lower back. In the y4c methodology, we encourage participants to not do a forward bends to prevent fractures weakened by treatments. Therefore, blocks are necessary. Also, the blocks enable participants to keep their ‘heart in front of nose’ position of the head to maximize the lymphatic flow process. Finally, blocks or block towers can provide that additional flexibility and height for people who lack experience or have compromised physical challenges.
There are three safe options: