A few weeks ago I was in the market for a new yoga strap and had in my mind that purchasing an Infinity Strap was the best way to go. The infinity strap is lightweight, small, and either cotton or stretchy. When I realized you could buy a non stretchy or stretchy one I felt unsure of which option was best for me. There I was confused and indecisive so I set amazon aside and went to Centered (@centeredlex) for some open studio time.
As I grabbed a few yoga blocks I saw a colorful basket of yoga straps just calling for me. I wanted to work on my dancer pose after some warmup, but knew I couldn't yet grab my foot on my own with both hands. At first I tried just sliding the one side through and making 1 loop, which was fine but the grip wasn't amazing. Once I started playing around with different strap configurations I found what I believe is the best one, the infinity loop. This allows for lots of length adjustments (not just one size like the Infinity Strap) which makes it the most versatile and efficient option.
You can add a yoga strap into tons of yoga poses for a little more wiggle room, or even deeper stretching. Of course dancer pose is made easier with a yoga strap but poses like king pigeon (Rajakapotasana), hand to foot (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana), and forward bend (Uttanasana) are good ones to try too.
8 steps to a fully adjustable yoga strap infinity loop
To begin, grab a yoga strap that has two metal D-rings on the end, unwrap it and start adjusting!
1. put the medal ring end in your left hand and a section the woven yoga strap in you right, make a bite of yoga strap in your right hand
2. grab the end of the loop and slide 2 to 4 inches through both metal rings
3. spread the two rings apart
4. now head back the other direction with the loop and go over the first ring and through the second ring