In the past I either used a towel or a belt for stretching but since neither was long enough to get a decent stretch I was always frustrated. The strap is about 5 feet long & having the D-ring enables you to use pretty much the full length of the strap which is fantastic. I have looked at these in the stores before but they were relatively expensive for what you were actually getting. For the price of ONE yoga strap from the store, Banggood.com gives you FIVE! An inexpensive necessity for
your yoga or pilates regime, or for simply stretching out your muscles after a workout.