Yoga Mat Strap vs. Yoga Belt: Which Do You Choose


yoga mat strap vs yoga belt

Choosing the right yoga equipment can be daunting so we are here to clear up the confusing when it comes to the multitude of yoga props out there. To assist yogis in achieving optimal alignment and deepening their practice, various props and accessories are used. In this blog, we will dive into the distinction between two commonly used yoga aids: the yoga strap and the yoga belt. We will explore the unique features of MOBECO's Hemp Yoga Strap, a sustainable and eco-friendly option for yoga enthusiasts.

understanding the yoga strap and belt

Before we explore the distinctions, let's first understand the general purpose of both the yoga strap and the yoga belt.

Both the yoga strap and the yoga belt are long, flexible straps typically made of cotton, nylon, or other durable materials for the purpose of stretching and yoga. So what are the key differences. 

yoga strap

The yoga strap has 2 single D-rings or loops. These are placed at each end of the strap. This allows the user to create loops at either end to aid in stretching and in carrying a yoga mat as shown. 


A yoga belt, on the other hand, has 2 D-rings stitched one end. The other end is flat with no D-rings or loops. The flat end of the strap is pushed through both D-rings and then back the other way through just the first loop creating a locked loop. This is a similar mechanism to a belt or helmet strap.  

which is best for you?

A yoga strap can do everything a yoga belt does. But does not lock rigidly into place. 

A yoga strap enable you to carry your yoga mat and a yoga belt does not. 


About MOBECO’s Hemp Yoga Strap: A Sustainable Choice:

Now that we have established the fundamental differences between the yoga strap and yoga belt, let's explore the unique characteristics of MOBECO's Hemp Yoga Strap.

Hemp Material:

MOBECO's Hemp Yoga Strap stands out as an eco-friendly option due to its material choice. Hemp is a sustainable plant known for its minimal environmental impact and versatile applications. It requires less water, pesticides, and fertilisers compared to other crops, making it a more sustainable alternative. Choosing a hemp yoga strap demonstrates your commitment to both your practice and the planet.

Durability and Strength:

Hemp fibres are exceptionally strong and durable, ensuring that your yoga strap will withstand the test of time. The sturdy construction of MOBECO's Hemp Yoga Strap makes it reliable and suitable for various yoga styles and levels of intensity. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner, this strap will provide the necessary support throughout your yoga journey.

Comfort and Grip:

MOBECO's Hemp Yoga Strap is designed to offer comfort and a secure grip. The natural texture of hemp fibres enhances traction, preventing slips during poses. The material is also gentle on the skin, minimising the risk of discomfort or irritation. With its optimal length and adjustable buckle, this strap allows you to find the perfect fit for your body, ensuring a safe and enjoyable practice.

the choice is yours

Yoga straps and yoga belts serve distinct purposes in yoga practice. Both types of straps will assist you in depending stretches, lengthening poses and supporting your yoga practice. However if you would like the added benefit of having a strap to carry your yoga mat comfortably, the MOBECO hemp yoga strap is the way to go. 

Regardless of the prop you choose, remember that yoga is a personal journey of self-discovery and growth. Yoga propsare meant to assist, guide, and enhance your practice, so embrace them with gratitude, and let them become valuable tool in your yoga practice.