If you travel a lot and love yoga, then a yoga mat carrying strap will prove highly convenient for you. Carrying a yoga mat around is not easy and it can open up or fall apart if you don’t wrap it well. So in order to take your yoga mat everywhere you go, you need a good strap.
Why do you need a yoga strap?
A strap helps you stop “reaching” in poses and inadvertently tensing your shoulders. Are you guilty of grabbing your toes in seated forward fold, even though your back is rounded? By placing a strap around your feet, you can traction your upper body forward, while also maintaining a long spine and relaxed shoulders.
How long should a yoga mat strap be?
For most yogi’s carrying a single regular size yoga or pilates mat our standard 66” strap will work for you. Most people prefer to carry the strap on their shoulder. If you’re taller, have a thick mat or want to carry 2 mats together the extra long 85” would work for you.
What can I use instead of a yoga strap?
As long as fastening is not required, a yoga strap can definitely be replaced by a necktie, scarf, a robe tie, or a towel. Once buckling is required, only a cloth belt with a loop closure will suffice as a substitute.
How do you store a yoga mat at home?
Yoga Mat Bag
Store your yoga mat in a cute carrying bag with a strap, and hang it on a wall-mounted hook in your entryway.
What is the thickest yoga mat?
Options: A standard yoga mat is about 1/8 inch thick, while the thickest are about 1/4 inch. There are also wafer-thin yoga mats, often billed as “travel yoga mats,” that are a mere 1/16 inch thick.
How do you carry a mat?
Place your right thumb on the front of the rolled mat about 1/3 of the way down from the top (or lower if you are smaller). Wrap you four right fingers around the mat so that they are under the mat. Place your left thumb on the front of the rolled mat under your right thumb about 1/2 way from the top.
What are the best yoga mats?
The Best Yoga Mats
- Our pick. Lululemon The Reversible Mat 5mm. The best yoga mat for most people. …
- Runner-up. JadeYoga Harmony Mat. A natural rubber option. …
- Runner-up. Gaiam Performance Dry-Grip Yoga Mat. A rubber-free mat. …
- Budget pick. Yoga Accessories 1/4″ Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat. …
- Also great. JadeYoga Voyager.