Yin yoga and backbend

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Skyland2001
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Yin yoga and backbend

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Hello everyone
I'm interested if it's possible to train backbend with yin yoga from scratch. If so what postures would you recommend to me?
Bernie
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Re: Yin yoga and backbend

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There are several backbends in Yin Yoga that can take you progressively deeper. You can start with Saddle or Sphinx as low backbends, then use a higher Supported Bridge pose and finally, Proud Swan or Seal pose for the deepest spinal extension. For the thoracic spine, Heart melting Pose or Anahatasana is good. Remember to pay attention; if you feel compression in the spine, you have reach the limit of how much that region of your spine can extend.

Cheers, Bernie
Skyland2001
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Re: Yin yoga and backbend

Post by Skyland2001 »

Ah okay thanks for the info and a good reminder. I will try and work on it.
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