Backbend lover…

Confession: When it comes to my yoga practice I’ve never really liked backbends. But it turns out that two hours per day in the car will make you crave backbends (well, at least for me). Sitting in the car is making me stiff in places I’ve never been before! I’m not making it to near as many yoga classes as I would like but when I do it feels soooo good. So I wanted to share some of the poses with you that I’m loving these days (forward folds, inversions, and backbends, oh my!). If you drive a lot or even sit at a desk all day you may benefit from these poses as much as I have.

The {new} favorites… Photos taken at my favorite spot for an early morning yoga practice: my parents lake house.

*Dog optional. Although I do highly recommend it.

Padangustasana (big toe pose)

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Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel pose)… Possibly the one I crave the most.

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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (one-legged king pigeon pose)

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Prasrita Padottanasana C (wide legged forward bend)

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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (upward facing dog)

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Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand)

Still using the assistance of a tree wall for this one but still crave it nonetheless.

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Supta Virasana (reclining hero pose)

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Dolphin pose

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High lunge variation (hip opener)

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Balasana (child’s pose) knees apart for a little hip opener

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Marichyasana I (pose dedicated to the Sage, Marichi)

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Paschimottanasana (seated forward bend)

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Janu Sirsasana (head-to-knee forward fold)

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And of course, most simply… Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog)

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Don’t forget Savasana! (corpse pose)

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*These poses are in no particular order of sequence. Make sure you are warm before practicing these poses and always be mindful of your body and your abilities.

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Shanti,

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One comment on “Backbend lover…

  1. Sam says:

    Okay, you’ve made me hunger for a good backbend. Think I’ll hit the mat. I have no dog, though…rent Bailey for a bit? 🙂 Love the blog!

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