How to use a yoga/stretching strap

How to use a yoga/stretching strap

How to use a yoga/stretching strap

Alright, so you are looking to increase your flexibility with yoga/stretching strap? This video will show you how to use yoga strap for stretching, how to build flexibility and achieve better balance and form in yoga poses.

Props used in this video:

Yoga strap by FitlifestyleCo – check it out at Amazon, click this Amazon
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Yoga mat with integrated towel by FitLifestyleCo – check it out at
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Introduction

Why to use the yoga strap? Some people stay away from trying yoga cause they think they are not flexible enough. That is where using yoga strap comes handy, you can gain these benefits:
– Improved flexibility
– Better balance and form in yoga poses
– Increased strength and endurance
– Stretching will get easier, gradually you can build up flexibility by
moving your arms further on the strap
– Straps are enabling you to grasp limbs that are otherwise too far
away. For example if you cannot touch your toes, the strap/belt will
help you to bridge that gap.

How to use a yoga strap in seated poses

In seated postures like the hamstring stretch, yoga straps can be used
around the feet as shown. Arms should be straight, and grab hold
wherever you can. The pelvis will naturally tilt forward, bringing the
body into alignment and bringing length into the hamstrings. It isn’t
often that we sit like this, so shoulders might creep up toward the ears with tension. Be mindful of that, and relax the shoulders away from the ears, keeping the spine long and the shoulder blades melting down the back. Sternum is lifted.

How to use a yoga strap in balancing poses

For balancing postures, the strap can be used in poses like extended
hand to big toe when the flexibility isn’t as developed. Loop the strap
around the foot as shown, and grab hold as close to the foot as you can, keeping the body long and in alignment, and keeping the arm straight. Activate the entire leg and breathe.

For more detailed info about “How to use a yoga strap in binds”, “How to use a yoga strap for shoulders”, “How to use a yoga strap in arm
balances” please visit our blog post here:
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