How to Practice Backbends Safely

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By Fightmaster Yoga

Yoga company providing yoga classes to help you transform your life.

How to Practice Backbends Safely

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7 minute yoga tutorial about How to practice backbends safely. 

It's important to keep the spine safe while we practice our backbends. Backbends are really about creating extension in the spine and stretching or opening the front of the body. The lower back (lumbar spine) is very bendy so it's easier to injure. The middle back (thoracic) is very dense and difficult to move, so many times the lower back over arches and is prone to injury. Plus, we need to stretch out the hip flexors (where the thighs connect to the torso) and that part of the body is tight from sitting....tightness in the hip flexors also leads to compression in the lower back. And, many of us are tight in the shoulders and they also need to be warmed up and educated before attempting deep back bends. This video addresses all of the areas of concern so we can move safely into backbends. As always, practice at your own pace and if you experience any pain, stop! :-)

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If you want to feel better in your body this is the place for you. Because when you practice yoga you feel better! Don't worry if you're not flexible or can't do the poses perfectly. The motto of Fightmaster Yoga is "It's not about the pose". You don't have to be perfect. All you have to do is show up. When you make the decision to take care of yourself, all sorts of amazing things begin to happen. You have more energy. You become more patient. Your outlook on life becomes more positive. And all of these changes you will experience in this yoga journey will begin to affect those around you in ways you never dreamed possible. This practice can bring a loving, positive energy that will spread throughout your world. And as you deepen your yoga practice you will have the opportunity to meet many like minded souls like yourself who are also laying down their mat and doing the work.
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