The Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block is a solid, durable accessory that will enhance your yoga workouts. Able to support a range of exercises and yoga styles, its high-grip, heavyweight design provides plenty of stability.
Unlike with some cork yoga blocks, harvesting the cork for these is done in a way that is fully sustainable, boosting the health of the source trees and their surrounding ecosystem.
The process is environmentally-friendly, with the finished product being 100% natural and chemical-free, with no off-gassing involved. This means you will be able to use it without fear of inhaling potentially dangerous chemicals that could negatively impact your health.
Along with caring for the environment, long-established Utah-based company Hugger Mugger has the best interests of their staff in mind at all times. This means you can buy with a clear conscience, knowing the company’s employees are paid a fair wage and never exploited.
In this Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block review, we will look at an overview, its positives, and negatives.
Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block Overview
The Hugger Mugger Yoga Block measures 9″ x 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. It weighs 1lb.
Adding stability to workouts, its high-grip surface provides excellent traction, so your workouts will be safer. Rounded edges add to the comfort factor.
Compatible with a variety of yoga styles, including Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga, it can be used when doing a variety of exercises, including backbends and various standing and sitting poses.
Hugger Mugger Positives
- Cork Construction
The main positive of the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block is its cork construction.
Cork combines the best features of foam yoga blocks (high level of grip on any surface) and bamboo wood yoga blocks (firm, solid surface that provides excellent support for even the most challenging of poses), making it a good all-around performer. If you’ve always used foam or wood yoga blocks in the past, you will love how the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block performs in comparison.
- Rounded Edges
Many yoga blocks have sharp edges which can dig into your hands during use. Designed with the user’s comfort in mind, the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block has rounded edges. Extremely comfortable to use regardless of the positioning of your hands, with this yoga you will be able to get on with your workout without any distractions.
- Absorbs Sweat
Foam and wood blocks don’t do a brilliant job of absorbing sweat. As a result, they can become slippery and difficult to use by mid-workout. The Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block, on the other hand, absorbs sweat well.
A slightly porous surface enables it to stay dry regardless of how much you sweat, and it won’t slip from underneath you during your yoga session. This means your poses will be safe, effective, comfortable to execute, so, therefore more enjoyable.
Hugger Mugger Negatives
One negative feature of the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block is that it is heavier than a foam yoga block (though not as weighty as a wooden block). This isn’t a major problem, and it’s certainly not too heavy to carry. However, if you currently use a foam yoga block, it may take a while to adapt to the extra weight.
Over time, the yoga block will darken due to the natural oils from your hands repeatedly touching it. This will not affect its performance.
Hugger Mugger Summary
The Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block ticks all the right boxes. It is solid, comfortable to use and it absorbs sweat well. Though slightly heavier than a foam block, this is something you’ll barely even notice after a few sessions.
Hugger Mugger is a company with a conscience. They play their part when it comes to helping the environment and the underprivileged. Established in 1986, their aim was to provide yogis with products of the highest quality and superior performance. Reading the reviews for this yoga block and their other offerings, it’s immediately evident that they’ve succeeded.
Ultimately, the Hugger Mugger Cork Yoga Block is a top product from a top company that would make a valuable addition to your yoga equipment collection.