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23rd July 2012 - Improve Your Flexibility with Yoga Straps

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Improve Your Flexibility with Yoga Straps

Required props or accessories to improve the postures in yoga practices have increased in popularity as a type of stretching and workout. Some of these accessories consist of yoga mats, pillows, blankets, blocks, and straps. Using props allows a practitioner more freedom to do deeper stretches and movements, as well as helps with more difficult postures. Even yoga gurus use yoga strap, mats, and blocks.

Utilizing props in these practices is not difficult to learn. A yoga strap, like the Organic Cotton Yoga Strap, which is 100% organic cotton and comes with a durable D-ring buckle, is generally utilized for stretching to aid obtain full extent of motion. A lot of sitting positions that stretch the legs can be improved using such a prop. Putting it underneath your instep and gripping towards your both ends, pulling slowly as you bend into the posture, will add further motion into your posture.

A yoga strap or belt can be adjusted to your precise level, either by lengthening or shortening the strap with the use of your hands. These stretches and postures are great for relieving tension and obtaining flexibility.

Sometimes, a yoga mat or yoga block is utilized along with the strap or belt to adjust your pose for ease of motion and to relieve pressure on parts of the body that come into contact with the hard surface. It is put underneath the knees, buttocks, or hips, depending on the kind of posture being done.

To enhance balance and make core muscles tighter, a yoga strap, like the Yoga Power Strap, which is a short, lightweight, and durable strap that comes in three colors – white, blue, and black, is also utilized in postures while standing in an upright position. For instance, put your feet apart (approximately shoulder width), then while standing straight, lift up one leg and place the strap or belt around your instep. After that, straighten your leg in your direction, pulling slowly against the belt as you feel an intense stretch. Hold this position up to a minute, and then do the same steps with your other leg.

It can also be utilized for the arms. Put the strap at your back, and grip it from over your head using one hand and the other from behind your lower back. Pull in opposite directions for your arms to obtain a tight stretch. Hold the position for couple of seconds on each side and alternate arm a few times.

While a yoga strap, like the 6' Cinch Buckle Cotton Yoga Strap, which is made of durable and high-quality material and anti-slip buckle, can be utilized by all levels of yoga practitioners, from beginners to experts, and do not stretch too much to the point that you would feel pain. The range of the stretch should make you feel comfortable, yet with effort. Comfortably uncomfortable is what a lot of practitioners call the right pose.

Other yoga Straps include:

10' Cinch Buckle Cotton Yoga Strap

10' D-Ring Buckle Cotton Yoga Strap

6' Pinch Buckle Cotton Yoga Strap

8' D-Ring Buckle Cotton Yoga Strap

Koshas Artisan Yoga Belts

Infinity Strap - Original - Cotton