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Choosing the Right Yoga Straps

Posted by Devin McGlynn on 11/26/2012
You've decided to equip your studio with Yoga Straps.  How do you choose the strap that’s best for your clients?  
Here are some questions you’ll want to explore:


Q. At our gym, we have a lot of beginner level students in our yoga classes. I've heard that straps can be a useful piece of yoga gear. What do you recommend? 
 
A. Yoga Straps are useful for yoga students at all skill levels. Whether your students need help maintaining proper alignment in postures, or need extra length to simply connect their limbs together when they’re not flexible enough reach on their own, a yoga strap can provide the added distance needed to achieve a posture.

 Q. Are yoga straps going to need frequent replacement?

 A. Our yoga straps are 100% cotton, and very durable. They should last for hundreds of uses.

 Q. How do I determine which length to buy?

 A. Generally, the 6-foot yoga strap is considered pretty universal, but for taller people, an 8-foot or 10-foot strap will provide ample length to hold an outstretched leg, and still a comfortable amount of strap to hold onto.

 Q. How about choosing the closure? Buckles, D-ring or no closure?

 A. The type of closure on a yoga strap is really a personal preference. A D-ring closure is fast and easy for creating a loop around the foot. A D-ring is quite secure, but some people prefer a cinch buckle because they feel like there is less risk of slipping. Some people like the freedom of no closure at all, for quickest maneuverability.