Backward Bends

Backward Bends:

In order to protect the lower back lift your sternum and tilt the pelvis slightly forward as you move into the backward bend.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose):
Lift your sternum!
Dhanurasana (Bow Pose):
Press the pubic bone down and push the feet back.
Dwi Pada Pitham or Khandarasana (Two-legged Shoulder Pose):
Good preparation for shoulder stand.
Chakrasana (Wheel Pose):
Wow! What an energizer.
Apanasana (Knees to chest):
Counter Pose to backward bend.

Happy Krishna (Kiss your toes):

Feel like a 'Happy Baby'.

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