The bar tie is a specialized two column tie that’s invaluable for making bondage positions more comfortable and accessible. It’s particularly useful for tying the hands together, because it allows you to add as much spacing as necessary to keep the shoulders comfortable.
1With your legs about 8 inches apart, pass the bight clockwise around both legs, ending up just on the inside of the left leg.
Go through the bight and reverse tension.
2Make another clockwise wrap around both legs, just below the first wrap.
Go through the reverse tension and adjust tension but do not reverse direction.
3Go down around the lower wraps on the side toward your body and back up on the far side.
If necessary, shift the bight left or right to leave as much space as you want between the rope and your left leg.
4Go back over the upper wraps, moving toward your body. Pull on the rope to squeeze the upper and lower wraps together.
5Continue to wrap the rope in a spiral, forming a round bar as you move toward the right leg.
6Keep going until you get to the right leg, leaving a comfortable space between the rope and the leg.
7Go through the space between your leg and the rope.
OPTION7aIf you like, you can finish the bar tie now by tying a half hitch.
8Go back to the middle of the bar. Holding the rope with one hand, make a 90° bend, moving toward you.
(If you noticed that you’re about to make a ladder rung, go to the head of the class)
9Go all the way around the bar and bring the rope under itself, making a ladder rung.
Pull everything snug.