Backbend 101 – Back to basics

After having shared intermediate and advanced backbend tutorials, I decided to go back to basics, and show you how to begin your backbend journey.

First and for most.
SUN SALUTATIONS-Every day at any time.
Sun salutations are our best ally and are our starting point.

Here I am showing a modified variation, suitable for beginners and accessible to everybody.

From Chaturanga Dandasana
Exhale, belly on the floor
Inhale, push up to cobra pose
Exhale, Child’s pose
Repeat 10 to 20 times daily before your practice, or as your practice.

Exercise 2
Cat and Cow
Cat and Cow action are great to improve lower back mobility, improve posture and balance, strengthen, stretch the spine and neck, stretch the hips, abdomen and back, increase coordination, and open the shoulders.
Repeat 10 to 20 times daily after your Sun Salutations.

Exercises 3
Puppy Pose
An all-time favourite of mine, any variation is great.
Stretch the spine and shoulders, improve flexibility, especially in the spine, strengthen and stretches the arms, hips, and upper back.
10 to 20 Breathe