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Yoga Strap Length

memmerrill2010-07-05 13:36:10 +0000 #1
I am new to yoga & want to purchase a yoga strap, mat & blocks. I've noticed there are varied lengths for the straps and am confused as to which one to buy. Does height matter or just flexibility? I am 5'10" and moderately flexible, I guess. I can't decide between a kit with a 6' strap and one with an 8' strap. Any ideas?
memmerrill2010-07-05 13:52:18 +0000 #2
Also, what type of mat would work best when I am practicing yoga on berber carpet?
esotericus2010-07-05 14:18:04 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by memmerrill



Also, what type of mat would work best when I am practicing yoga on berber carpet?

I got a natural rubber mat and it's great. I hope the carpet is a really good one, it's no fun dealing with dust, lint, etc. The mat gives a really good grip and it's about 4 mm thick gotta roll it a little extra tight but it will fit in a standard mat bag. I don't know about berber carpet, though, I just got a good mat.
cmsteiner2010-07-05 14:51:45 +0000 #4
Usually you would need a longer strap if you are tall or if you are particularly inflexible. I am about 5' 8" and I would say about average flexibility and I use a 6' strap. I don't think the extra length would be a hindrance, though, so if you are uncertain, perhaps you should get the longer strap.

As far as the mat, I am not sure what difference the type of carpet would make, but the main point of the mat is to keep from slipping, so as long as you have a decent quality mat you should be OK.

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