The inventor of the Infinity Strap™ is Amir Zaki (200hr RYT), a dedicated yoga practitioner since 2002, a surfer, and student of tai chi. These activities require a balance of flexibility, strength, and mindfulness. Like many of us, he has certain limitations in his range of motion, especially in the shoulders. Due to injuries, he has had two shoulder surgeries and spent a lot of time in physical therapy. Having grown very frustrated with the standard stretching straps offered in yoga classes, gyms and physical therapy, he designed the Infinity Strap. Often times in yoga, dance, gymnastics, strength training and physical therapy, there is need for props or aides to safely and properly stretch. One of those standard props is the yoga strap which is about 8-10 feet long with a hard metal or plastic buckle that doesn't work very well. One of the problems is that it is just too long for most uses. The extra length gets in the way, twists and wraps around itself and your body, gets tangled, etc. The other big problem is the metal or plastic buckle. The buckle hurts when it comes in contact with one’s hand or foot, and it makes a loud disturbing noise when it drops to a hard floor.
The Infinity Strap™ is designed to solve all the problems that you find in other kinds of stretching straps by providing an elegant, simple, beautiful and safe alternative. The design of the Infinity Strap™ is a dual loop with a subtle twist at the center, forming a shape of an endless figure 8, which is illustrated by the timeless symbol of infinity, or ∞. This design serves multiple purposes. Because of the subtle twist in the design, each loop always stays open, making it easy to slip over one’s hand or foot. The twist also makes it very easy and natural to form a good grip, following the natural contours of the body. It also distributes the pressure away from one’s fingers more broadly over one’s hand and wrist.
The ∞ sign is one of the most elegant, timeless and simple symbols that exists. It expresses an incomprehensible idea by implying the potentially endless motion of drawing a figure 8. The design is in perfect harmony with several of the ideals of Yoga. Yoga emphasizes one’s Breath as a primary focus during practice. The motion of the breath can be visualized as a flow in and out of the body that looks much like an endless loop, or ∞. Also, much of Yoga practice emphasizes balance, harmony, and symmetry. All of these ideals are contained in the design of the Infinity Strap™ and Infinity Strap™ STRETCH. They are perfectly symmetrical and balanced in design and function.
The uses of the Infinity Strap™ and Infinity Strap™ STRETCH are endless. Just think of the possibilities when you use two or more!