Based on the original yoga strap first developed in Pune, India, by yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, Manduka’s version is a must for serious yoga enthusiasts. Straps are ideal for yoga students of all levels, as they help practitioners deepen certain stretches and hold poses for longer periods of time. Beginners will find them useful for performing hamstring stretches–a must for improving flexibility–while more advanced students can use the straps to step into and hold more challenging poses. The strap is made of 100-percent natural cotton, with a strong, user-friendly buckle that holds the strap securely in place during use. The strap is available in 8- and 10-foot versions.