The Anatomy of BackbendsWorkshop

Students often crave deep backbends. At the same time we run into resistance, back compression, or a lack of strength. In this workshop, we will first review the anatomy of backbends that is most directly related to backbending.

Topics Covered:

  • What are the anatomical components of a backbend?
  • How do you identify your specific anatomical issue?
  • What techniques can you apply to your own backbend?
  • How much time do you need to spend in backbends?
  • Practical preparations that address your restrictions?

Many of us spend a lot of time sitting and therefore we know that backbending, to a degree is extremely helpful to undo this pattern. The problem is that as a result of this pattern, as well as other variables, make this a difficult posture for many beginners.

Even experienced practitioners often feel discomfort and struggle with their backbends. As much as we appreciate the benefits, it is a posture that takes us beyond the range of motion of what we use on a day to day basis.

Understanding the anatomy of backbends will give you a better understanding of where you should keep your focus and intention. You’ll gain important insights into which part of YOUR anatomy may need to change to move you forward as you work with your own backbends.

This is a practical workshop where we will explore different preparation techniques so you can see which ones impact your anatomy and backbends the most.

Just so you know, it’s not all about your spine!