Hot yoga (and yoga for fitness) embraces masculine energy: heat, doing, performing, forcing, and pushing. This is agni – fire/sun energy. We already live in a male dominated society that uplifts and celebrates these qualities. It’s exhausting and as a default, much of the strength of our feminine energy is being lost.
Fertile Body Yoga Blog
It’s unfortunate that somewhere along the way, using Yoga props began to be seen as a crutch or weakness. That the mere thought of using a block in triangle pose showed that you weren’t a ‘good yogi’ (whatever that means).