Backbend Poses

Bridge Pose stretches the chest, neck, spine and hips while improving circulation. Strengthens the back, buttocks and hamstrings. Reduces fatigue, anxiety, backache and headache.
Cat Pose improves posture and balance. Strengthens spine and neck. Stretches the hips, abdomen and back. Relieves stress and calms the mind.

Cow stretches the back, torso and neck. Cat-Cow is a gentle flow between two poses that brings flexibility to the spine and prevents back pain when practiced regularly.

Locust Pose strengthens the upper and lower back, arms and legs. Stretches the chest, shoulders and abs. Improves posture.

Upward Facing Dog strengthens lower back. Opens chest and shoulders. Stretches hip flexors and core.

Sphinx strengthens the spine and stimulates abdominal organs. Stretches chest, lungs, shoulders and abs.

Wild Thing (modified) stretches the chest, neck, shoulders and throat.  Strengthens the back and legs.  Opens the hips and hip flexors.

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January 27, 2014

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