I suggested some carving on the block, but she didn't want it textured. Since you're putting weight on it, she preferred it be completely flat. Therefore, I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn how to do inlays, and this is our first inlay project.
Each side of the yoga block has an inlay of my sweetie doing a different yoga pose, based on pictures I took of her. Each inlay is a different wood: walnut, cherry, mahogany, and purpleheart. The cherry isn't as much of a contrast as we hoped it would be, but the fact that the grain is going a different direction sets it off a little more.
Design by Andy, Cutting and finishing by Marty
Locust Lane Woodworking
My sweetie, the yoga teacher, wanted a wooden yoga block. A yoga block is used the support the weight of some part of the body to moderate the stretch. For example, in a pose, if you can't touch the floor without putting too much strain on a muscle, you touch the yoga block instead. And you can orient the yoga block differently to create different heights.