Sensational Backbends

Absolutely pain-free.

Back bending in yoga can be intimidating, especially for those of us who don’t have an especially flexible spine. As with most postures in yoga, backbends offer a plethora of targeted benefits that can make us healthier and stronger overall, so it behooves us to focus on them from time to time!

Backbends are important to your health. Learn why?

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.

  1. Back bending helps over-coming the flexion dominant postures due to the effects of gravity. Yoga Backbends helps to Improve breathing.
  2. Strengthens nervous system & improves life of vertebral body.
  3. Improves functional strength and flexibility of spine.
  4. 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

Key Features of BackBend Workshop

  • Bandh (locks) and Breathe to a sustainable backbend
  • Sequencing the joints motion involved in BackBend
  • Breaking down the pose to reduce the level of difficulty in 7 key BackBend; Cobra, Locust, Bridge, Bow, Pigeon, Camel, Wheel pose
  • Risk of possible injuries, prevention and corrective measures
Key Features of BackBend Workshop

Total Hours : 8

Session 1. Problem Assessment

  • Discussion on functional and postural limitations that’s stopping someone to perform and sustain sensational yoga backbends
  • Passive and Active Assessment protocol

Session 2. Preparation

  • Training methods of resolving the functional limitations and Discussion on scope of fixing the structural limitations
  • Practice the selection of basic backbends
  • Discussion on risk of possible injuries, prevention and corrective measures

Session 3. Practice

  • Breaking down the pose to reduce the level of difficulty
  • Sequencing the joints motion involved in BackBend

Session 4. Progression

  • Progressions to advance backbends for daily practice
  • Practice and Demo of advance classical Hatha Yoga backbends and Question/Answer session

All session includes Practice and assessment to evaluate the degree of progress in every segment.

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All workshops are offered under Yoga Alliance registry – YACEP

As per YA Standard every three years starting from the initial date of registration with YA, all RYTs must submit a minimum of 45 hours of yoga teaching and 30 hours of yoga training, At least 10 training hours must be Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours. No more than 20 training hours may be Continuing Education Non-Contact Hours. All hours must be directly related to one of the YA Educational Categories.

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