Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Catherine Tingey0
The Best Yoga Strap
I like to buy quality made things that last for a lifetime – cars, clothes, yoga stuff, etc. and I’m not generally distracted by the latest gadget.
So I thought it was a little excessive that I was buying a strap when I could have easily made my own.
But this strap is so great I think it’s worth it!
My favorite straps are those which are easy to thread, (even in the dark, which typically means they have a metal buckle) and are made from a sturdy, soft cotton. When threaded, they should provide a firm hold.
Threading straps can take an inordinate amount of time — the mind is relaxed and students are getting ready for Savasana. So a strap that is user-friendly is really essential so as not to eat into precious relaxation time.
The Manduka Cotton Strap comes in 2 lengths, 8′ and 10′, and totally satisfies.
Modeled after an original design by BKS Iyengar (father of alignment-based yoga), the Manduka Cotton Strap is made from unbleached cotton with a high tensile strength weave. When threaded, the buckle really holds so you don’t have to worry about leaning into it if you’re using it to teach, say, Chaturanga Dandasasana. Plus, the 2mm thick webbing really prevents it from cutting into the skin in bound poses.
The buckle also has a great removeable center piece (to ensure it remains rust-free when washing).
LOVE this thing!