Backbends are an important part of any yoga practice and have physical and emotional benefits:

Physical benefits
  • Release tension in the front of the body
  • Help maintain normal curvature of the spine
  • Counteract bad posture
  • Relieve back pain
  • Help with digestive function
Emotional Benefits:
  • Relieve stress
  • Break through insecurity and fear
  • Release built-up emotion
  • Imagine new physical and emotional possibilities
Teach backbends with these safety precautions
  • Always be patient when attempting backbends
  • Warmup prior to doing backbends. Move the spine through its full range of motion, get the blood flowing through the entire body.
  • Always engage abdominal muscles when backbending

Key Word: Possibilities

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