This $8 Yoga Strap Will Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Practice
By Maria Cassano
My favorite yoga instructor always says, "When you're practicing, props are an extension of your body" — and the best yoga straps on Amazon are no exception. While you can use a tie or a sock in a pinch, these specially designed straps really do bring your home practice to the next level. That said, a quick Amazon search reveals that there are literally hundreds to choose from, and at first glance, they all look pretty similar.
As with any yoga prop, safety should be your top concern. Pick a strap that's durable and allows for the utmost of control. (Especially when you're working on flexibility, you should be able to enter and exit the pose mindfully and without slipping.) That's why you should always look for tightly knit, nonelastic fabrics. The buckles should also be safe, and D-ring buckles are an excellent option as they're sturdy, reliable, and easy to fasten. You can also opt for a strap with loops, which is great for stability and tracking your improvement.
Before you purchase a strap, you should also check the length. Most options are around 6 feet long, but especially tall yogis might benefit from ones that are 8 or 10 feet. Most other factors (like color and design) are about personal aesthetic — but if it's pretty, you'll probably enjoy using it even more.
Regardless of your height, flexibility, and favorite color, these are the four best yoga straps.
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