Brief Guide to Cleaning Up Yoga Blocks

Yoga blocks
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Yoga blocks come with a long list of benefits including increasing your flexibility, adding support, activating muscles, and even preventing injuries. They can take your routine to the next level, but it’s not so fun to clean them up—unless you’re using this easy and brief guide.

Wood Yoga Blocks

Wood yoga blocks are the easiest to clean and a lightly damp cloth is all it takes to get the job done. You may be tempted to use more water than necessary to remove sweat and dirt, but this will do your yoga blocks more harm than good because wood soaks water pretty fast.

Foam Yoga Blocks

Foam yoga blocks should be wiped with a clean wet cloth after each use. Use water and dishwashing soap solution to wipe them clean, and consider using a club soda or vinegar solution if they remain dirty. Some foam yoga blocks can be cleaned up in a washing machine, but that’s not the case with all of them.

Cork Yoga Blocks

Cork yoga blocks are the trickiest to clean because they absorb more moisture and sweat than other models. Wipe the surface with a wet cloth and dry it thoroughly, and use mild, organic, natural cleaner when needed because strong chemicals and soap are best avoided.