Ever Wonder How To Use A Yoga Strap?
Practicing yoga typically requires nothing more than a towel, yoga mat, and some comfortable clothing to help get you through the session. If you’ve ever been to a yoga studio, you may have noticed that there are also blocks, bolsters, and straps lying around the room. These props are used to help aid your practice. For those less flexible individuals out there, a prop like a yoga strap can be very helpful when performing those poses we are not fully capable of doing alone.
The following article provides some tips on how to use a yoga strap and some useful poses to try them out on. Keep in mind that flexibility takes time to build and you may need to use a prop to aid in certain stretches. This doesn’t mean that you will never achieve total flexibility, it just means that you need to take small steps in the right direction.
See the article below and be sure to share this with anyone you know looking to improve their stretches!
How to Use a Yoga Strap
Dancer pose | Natarajasana
Allow a strap to give you the extra length you need to close the gap between your hands and foot in dancer pose.
Crane Pose | Bakasana
Wrap a strap around your upper arms to keep your arms from slipping out to the sides in Bakasana.
Seated Forward Bend | Paschimottanasana
Use a strap to reach forward and around your feet in seated forward fold.
Hero Pose | Gomukha Virasana
Inch your hands along the strap to get them closer to each other and work towards clasping your hands behind your back.
Dolphin Pose | Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
Place a strap on the mid to upper arms to keep the elbows from sliding out in dolphin pose.
See the full list of poses from bananabloom.com here.
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