Yoga Backbends Tips, Benefits & Poses

1Three Types of Yoga Backbends

In general, yoga backbends can be divided into three main categories:

– Contraction: With this type, you need to contract the back muscles to overcome gravity. Most posts require you to lie on the front.

– Leverage: It involves the use of your legs or arms’ strength to deepen the pose, such as the Cobra or the Bow.

– Traction: This type requires the bending of the body with gravity with active muscles on the front part of the body to control the rate and range of movement. [1]


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