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Despite popular belief, using yoga straps are not a sign of weakness or ineptitude. Yoga straps help beginner and experienced yogis alike get deeper into a pose, and maintain proper alignment.
Traditionally yoga straps are long and have a buckle at the end, but an innovative company has changed all that.
Mama Kuka has rethought the yoga strap, and released an awesome product called the YogaSphere.
The YogaSphere was invented by yoga teachers, and is a set of smaller straps with no buckles. The YogaSphere increases safety, promotes correct alignment, and provides stability while being easy and intuitive for students to use.
When I first heard of this product, I really was a bit confused. I didn’t understand how it worked. But my YogaSphere arrived yesterday, and I had it out of the package for no more than 2 minutes before I figured it out.
The YogaSphere pro kit is a set of straps in various sizes. The straps make it easier for you to reach poses, and it makes it easier for you to bind in poses, holding a pose longer than you might be able to without the strap.
Since the straps are in various sizes, you can start out using a longer strap, and as you get more proficient in the pose, work your way down to a smaller strap.
These straps worked really well in binding too. When I go into bound revolved side angle my hands tend to slip, and I can’t hold the pose long enough. These straps make a big difference. The straps are textured and are very easy to hang on it.
While the idea seemed odd at first, I am officially hooked, and will be using these throughout my practice. These straps cost $35, and you can purchase them on Mama Kuka’s website.