A simple backbend sequence

Backbends come in a all sorts of shapes and intensities. This sequence walks you from some simple hip and shoulder opening movements into some basic but very effective backbend postures.

These postures should be approached with patience and respect. Done properly, backbends are fantastic exercises for lower back stiffness and pain, done too much, too quickly or before being suitably warm they can compound or create pain in the back of the body.