A fortifying backbend session for general level students looking for a sequence that will help them strengthen their foundations and maintain their understanding of the key backbend asanas. Due to its dynamic and full nature, this is a sequence that can be returned to regularly.
It is important to incorporate backbend sequences into your yoga routine since backbends bring about many benefits that can be appreciated when we practise other asana types. For example, backbends can increase flexibility in the whole back of the body, including the hamstrings. They can also help relieve tension in the body, especially in the spine, as well as making it less prone to accumulating tension due to increased flexibility. A strong and flexible body usually means good posture, which is another reason including backbend sequences in your regular practice is such a good idea.
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You are welcome to download the PDF of the sequence and print and distribute it freely. You may have to wait up to 30 seconds for the PDF to generate. Please credit the teacher who created it. All illustrations from Dona Holleman’s ‘Yoga Darśana’, RIMYI Institute texts and Yoga Vastu illustrators for original asana drawings.