Human and most of the creatures move forward, the impact of gravity in human body is always pulling us forward while the postural muscles located at the back of our body pulls us against the gravity. Our life span is fairly long that at one stage all muscles at the back of our body start to weaken and give us a flexion dominant posture with rounded shoulders and concave slouch of our chest (according to researches taller individuals are prone to develop back pain) that most of us have from sitting at a desk all day, either at school, home or office.
- Back bending helps over-coming the flexion dominant postures due to the effects of gravity. Yoga Backbends helps to Improve breathing.
- Strengthens nervous system & improves life of vertebral body.
- Improves functional strength and flexibility of spine.
- Relives chronic back or neck pain by improving spine strength and mobility.
Back bending really is for everyone. It takes a certain amount of courage, bravery and fortitude to actively work with postures like Camel and Full Wheel, however it’s important to be safe and gradually work your way up to some of the more advanced back bending postures.
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. ~ Bob Harper