Are back bends too hard for me?February 20, 2016
Recently this question came across my yoga mat. I fear I can hurt myself in back bends but I’m curious about your All Levels Back Bending workshop would this be appropriate for me? What are the benefits of back bending?
Well quite honestly you can hurt yourself stepping off the curb. Anything you do without awareness can cause injury or pain. However, with a qualified instructor who guides you into and out of your postures anything is possible.
Back bends are a great way to stimulates the central nervous system, revitalize the organs and counter balance our way too forward bending culture. They bring awareness to your back body, create better posture and help open the heart which can also help with depression and anxiety.
Back bends can be simply lying on your back with your feet on the floor lifting your hips up but they can also be so much more.
Should you take a workshop? Absolutely.
Yoga workshops are the best way to do something correctly and get the most knowledge out of your instructor. You will learn how to safely go into and out of back bending sequences as well as understand how “warmed up” the body has to be to properly achieve any back bend. Workshops start slow and it’s a focused effort on one or two postures so everything you do will be toward the end set of back bending postures. Plus, there are usually less people than in a regular group class so you will have the extra time to ask questions and get the help you are looking for. You will also find out what set of muscles are limiting you from a more expansive back bending practice.
Sign up and take a back bending workshop, ask a lot of questions and bend over backwards with the pure joy of it!
Yoga is the fountain of youth. You’re only as young as your spine is flexible. ~Bob Harper
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