Let's be clear. Yoga Straps are amazing. They allow control in a pose that would not be allowed otherwise. A yoga belt allows new practicioners to slowly and completely stretch out. Stretch tight hamstrings after a long run; use a belt as an assistant in keeping arms together in a hand stand. Try doing stretches with a belt for any pose when you haven't quite found the length yet. There is beauty in help. One day you may not need it for stretching, but for now, relax. Enjoy the feeling of extension with a little assistance.
Yoga straps are used by yogis of all levels to help you stretch and relax into a pose more deeply and effectively. Attempting certain poses without the assistance of a strap may result in incorrect alignment and you won’t receive the natural benefits of the pose. Yoga straps will help you become more flexible and help you to learn difficult poses.
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