Bamboo Yoga Block
$ 10.00 $ 29.99
Our Bamboo Practice Blocks are beautifully unique. They are just as stable and functional as wood, but extremely light weight and much more eco-friendly. åÊMade hollow, but every bit as durable as solid wood. Treat yourself to this luxuriously smooth prop for your yoga practice.
(There are inherent irregularities in each bamboo block that renders them unique. The natural bamboo grain and color will also vary from block to block
Bamboo is not a wood, it is a grass. Unlike a tree which can take decades to grow to maturity, bamboo is ready to harvest within 4 to 5 years. This fast growth allows for controlled harvesting of a resource that would otherwise go to waste. This sharply contrasts with the devastation that conventional logging currently has on our forests.
Bamboo is not only ecologically sound, but remarkably beautiful and elegant. Its distinct grains provide an exotic and unique pattern. It is also extremely durable. It is up to 34% harder than red oak and up to 15% harder than maple. Structurally, it is 50% more stable than red oak.
Bamboo protects the environment...and the air we breathe. It is the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded lands, and its stands release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. Some bamboo even sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare. It can also lower light intensity and protects against ultraviolet rays.
Traditional belief holds that being in a bamboo grove - the favorite dwelling place of Buddha - restores calmness to emotions and stimulates creativity. An Ancient Medicine, bamboo has for centuries been used in Ayurvedic medicine. The powdered, hardened secretion from bamboo is used internally to treat asthma, coughs and can be used as an aphrodisiac.
Integrally involved in culture and the arts, bamboo is a mystical plant: a symbol of strength, flexibility, tenacity, and endurance.