As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a fun way to add some variety. Depending on how you use them, they can make an exercise more challenging or they can assist you through challenging movements.
The exercises below use Yoga Blocks. Try them out and let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites!
Cork blocks come in 3-inch or 4-inch width. I usually prefer the 4-inch ones because they are more stable and have more surface.
I love the look and feel of cork, so I used those a lot and you'll see them in my videos, but they are heavy. This is a benefit when you use them to hold on to, since they won't fall over so easily, but when you hold them between your legs or hands they can get a bit heavy, and foam would be better.
Ay, there's never the one perfect prop, is there. I guess the middle ground would be to get 4-inch foam blocks, as they are big, but not too heavy. You can always use the wall for more stability if you need help balancing.
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