Yoga blocks are always recommended in studio classes, and you may have had an instructor share ways to use one. But if you’re building an at-home practice, you may wonder whether these accessories are necessary. Short answer: Yes. They can enhance your practice, help you work on easing into challenging postures and can also be used in a variety of restorative poses. Whether made of cork, foam or other material, yoga blocks have a distinctly gentle and firm feel that’s hard to find from materials around the house. Plenty of streaming workout videos incorporate yoga blocks, and using them can help you enjoy your yoga session more, even if it’s only a few minutes long.