Yoga straps are a great way to enhance your yoga practice, whether you’re a beginner, or an everyday practitioner. Yoga straps help bridge the gap in certain poses, create more strength through resistance, and also help increase flexibility.

Yoga straps can be used in many poses throughout your practice, but the poses we’ll cover here are a great way to explore the broad range of ways that we can incorporate a yoga strap into our yoga practice.

Here are 4 poses you can practice to deepen your practice with a yoga strap:

1. Seated Forward Fold
This seated stretch is a traditional, common preparatory pose to begin any sort of movement you plan on doing.

2. Shoulder Stretch
Our shoulders can hold a lot of tension and tightness from hours spent hunching over a computer screen, driving, exercising, etc. It’s important to spend time reversing these movements to maintain mobility.

3. Dolphin Pose or Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
This pose is a great way to build strength in the shoulders. A common misalignment in this posture is that the arms are too far apart, creating a risk for injury.

4. Natarajasana or Lord of the Dance Pose
This is an amazing heart opening standing posture that requires balance, strength, and flexibility.

Alba is wearing the Scoop Neck Bra and Slouchy Capri Yoga Pants Ripple Yoga Wear.
https://www.rippleyogawear.com

She is using the Ecolite yoga strap from Ecolite Yoga.
http://ecoliteyoga.com/product-category/yoga-strap/

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