Yoga straps can help our practice in more ways than one. From the adjustable regular yoga belts with buckles up to infinity straps for flexibility, you may improve your flow with these in hand.
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One-Legged King Pigeon Pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
Slip and tighten the loop around the ball of the foot as you use one hand to hold the strap while you bend the back leg to pull it closer to your body. With the other hand, reach back and slowly walk your hands to your foot to further the stretch. The same technique can be done with Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge.
Lord of the Dance Pose or Natrajasana
Create and slip a loop over the back of the foot as you stand against the wall for safety purposes. If needed, you may also hold on to the wall with one hand for support. With the strap, lift the back leg using the other hand with your elbows facing the ceiling. If your range allows, walk the hands back closer to the foot for a deeper stretch.
Extended Hand-To-Big Pose or Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Again, slip a loop around your foot with knees bent. With the left hand holding the strap, lift the legs slowly. Try to straighten the knee slowly once you find more balance.
Bound Angle Pose or Supta Baddha Konasana
This is an ideal pose for pregnant women to practice. With the help of a strap, the intensity of the pose can be altered. Loop the strap around your sacrum and beneath both feet while you tighten the strap to pull the legs closer. A bolster may be used to recline for a deeper relaxation.
Cow Face Pose or Gomukhasana
Asanas are practiced better without tight shoulders. For this pose, simply use both hands to hold the strap and walk them closer to each other for more shoulder stretch.
There are also other poses where yoga straps can help such as Parsva Janu Sirsasana, seated forward bends, side stretches, Bakasana, or Scorpion. Especially if you’re a beginner, you may want to avail some yoga strap to help you up your yoga game!