Dramatically Improve Your Strap Stretch With a Few Simple Moves

The Strap Stretch is a popular stretch found in Pilates studios, yoga studios, and physical therapy offices across the globe. It’s an exercise to stretch and create length down the back of the leg and it can be very effective.

That said, if you practice this exercise the same way every time you do it, you might be missing out on many of the benefits it has to offer. Most people don’t realize how many subtle and effective variations and features there are to this stretch.

In this video, I’m going to show you a simple, yet effective way to get more out of the Strap Stretch by getting specific with your alignment and adding movement to find those hidden spots that you might normally bypass.

All you’ll need for this exercise is a yoga strap, belt, or bath towel and you’re good to go!

Even if you’ve done the Strap Stretch a million times, I encourage you to give this variation a try and see what you find. I’d love to hear how it goes! Tell me in the comments below the video.

With love and lengthened hamstrings,


P.S. For me, this variation was a real game-changer and my right side was a completely different experience than my left. I’m curious to know what you discover!



Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at info@pilatestonic.com. See you in the studio!

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  1. Excellent. I am currently doing the hip flexor course [ which is great ] and I have added this to Everyday moves

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