I love these blocks. I learned on classic wood blocks so the weight and grip of the cork blocks is great while the offer the solid support for a wood block. Many of my students insist on using the foam blocks wanting something softer and lighter. So I have a mix of both in the studio.
I really love this cork block. I am about a level 2 in yoga and when I am working on half moon or extended side warrior 2, this block is nice and sturdy. I feel grounded and supported to work into the pose as deep as I want.
Received two as Christmas presents and love them! They feel sturdier than foam blocks which is a major plus! My only problem is that they seem to shed a little bit of their cork bits on my mat, but it's nothing too serious. Overall, very satisfied.
The yoga studio that I attend has all manduka cork blocks and I've fallen in love with using them during practice. They're sturdy, well build and provide all the support needed when I settle my body weight on them. So happy to have a pair at home to practice with, highly recommend!
I did several hours of research and contacted the top yogis in the area and the answer was clear and concise: Manduka cork yoga block. There just isn't another block on the market that is both for yoga and made of 100% natural recycled organic cork. My wife uses it around the house constantly, not yet for yoga mind you, but for other activities as well. She couldn't reach one of the pots in the kitchen and sure enough the Cork Yoga Block came to the rescue. It couldn't handle the weight of her stepping on it and her handle her yoga usage. Wow what an item 10/10 would buy again from these people.