Reach-out with a Yoga Strap!
You can use regular yoga belts with buckles so you can adjust the length accordingly. You can also try infinity straps or straps that are shaped in infinite loop to give you endless flexibility and stretch! Adding a Yoga strap to your regular practice can help you in hand to foot or even hand to hand connection and deepen your stretches.
Here are a few tips!
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana or One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
Slip a small loop over the back foot and tighten the loop around the ball of the foot. Hold the strap with one hand first as you bend the back leg and pull the leg closer. Then reach back with the other hand and slowly walk your hands back towards the foot to deepen the stretch.
You can use the same technique for Anjaneyasana or Low Lunge.
Natrajasana or Lord of The Dance Pose
Make a loop and slip it over the back foot. You can stand against the wall for safety and even place one hand on the wall. Use the other hand to grab the strap and lift the back leg. With elbows pointing towards the ceiling, take the other hand back if you can and walk the hands back, closer to the foot to deepen the stretch.
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana or Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose
Using the same technique, place the foot into the loop, say the left foot. With legs bent at the knee, slowly lift the legs holding the strap with the left hand. When you find your balance, work on straightening the legs slowly, You can use both the hands to hold the strap and balance and then balance with one hand.
Supta Baddha Konasana or Bound Angle Pose
A great pose to rest which can even be practiced by pregnant women. The strap is one of the props used to increase or decrease the intensity of the pose. The loop goes around your sacrum and underneath the feet. You can pull the legs closer by tightening the strap. You can use a bolster to recline for deep relaxation.
Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose
Tight shoulders can make it difficult to interlock the fingers in this asana. Hold the strap with both hands and walk your hands closer to each other to deepen the stretch.
You can also use straps for side stretches like Parsva Janu Sirsasana, Shoulder Stretches (like with a dowel) or use it for Side Stretches, Seated Forward Bends, or even loop them above your elbow for arm balances like Bakasana or Scorpion.
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