Resistance Bands for Yoga
Using resistance bands for yoga is a great way to increase your strength and flexibility to prepare yourself for getting into more challenging poses.
Of course, latex hadn’t been invented at the time that Patanjali was writing his Yoga Sutras. And you won’t find resistance bands mentioned in any classical yoga texts.
But times change, and there no reason why we can’t take advantage of whatever tools are available to help us on our way to yoga mastery.
Why use resistance bands for yoga?
While exercise bands shouldn’t be part of your core yoga practice, using them as a supplementary training tool will help you to increase your strength in areas which are important for more advanced practice.
Having strong legs, hips, glutes and core muscles (including lower back) is essential for progression into more advanced poses. Using resistance bands is an excellent way to improve your strength for yoga with less chance of injury compared with using weights.
Best resistance bands for yoga
Here are four kinds of exercise bands you can use to improve your strength for yoga.
Long resistance loops (208cm circumference). Available in 5 different resistance levels.
Mini resistance loops (60cm circumference). Available in 6 different strengths.
Flat resistance bands (1.2m or 2m length). Available in four resistance levels.
Resistance tube (1.2m length). Available in four resistance levels.