Yoga with Melissa 223: How to Use a Yoga Strap, 20 ways in 1 hour, Intermediate Yoga Class, Making a Connection

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Yoga Straps Class

Namaste-Yoga-223Yoga props like the yoga strap allow you to receive the benefit of the yoga pose without overextending yourselves, thus experiencing greater ease and stability and more connection with your breath in the pose. And yet, a lot of times people hold back from using props such as yoga straps.

Perhaps people feel like they are cheating in their yoga practice if they use a prop. It is important to look at the life connection here, because it may just be that you are less likely to receive support in other areas in your life as well, if you are not willing to take it on your yoga mat.

I have found yoga props, such as the yoga strap to be another tool to explore my creative expression as yoga teacher and yoga student. Today you will explore the yoga strap as a tool to soften edges both on and off your yoga mat.

A yoga strap will extend your limbs and create a connection.

Are things out of reach? How do you bring them within reach in your life? How do you make connections? What acts as a yoga strap in your life? What acts as the intermediary or go-between to that personal connection in your life.

Yoga straps help to give you a connection when you can’t reach a body part on your own. What acts as a yoga strap in your life to access connections? How do you access connections in your life? How do you merge and create those relationships, affiliations and alliances in your life?

Yoga straps are also a great way to create a bind. You can insert your arms or legs in a loop to hold them in position for support and to keep them from slipping. How do you create that kind of security and stability in your own life? Ask yourself what purpose the extra support is serving and let that answer guide the way you use it.

Props Needed: Yoga Strap, Wall, Yoga Blanket, Bolster

Yoga Asana/Postures: Supta Padangusthasana/Hand to Big Toe Pose, Setu Bandhasana/Bridge Pose, Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana/Plank Pose, Ardha Navāsana/Boat Pose, Chest and Shoulder Opener, Prasarita Padottanasana/Wide Legged Standing Forward Fold, Back-pack set up, Trikonasana/Triangle Pose, Natarajasana/Dancer, Hasta Padangustasana/Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose, Vṛkṣāsana/Tree Pose, Parsvakonasana/Side Angle Pose, Sasankasana/Rabbit, Makarasana/Dolphin, Sarvāṅgāsana/Shoulderstand, Bhujangasana/Cobra, Ardha Dhanurasana/Half Bow Pose, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana/King Pigeon , Janu Sirsasana/Head Beyond Knee Pose, Paschimottanasana/Seated Forward Fold, Gomukhasana/Cow’s Face, Supta Baddha Konasana/Reclined Bound Angle

Yoga with Melissa 223 223 Photos of Yoga Poses


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