What are backward bends?

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Why should I do backward bends?

What are backward bends?

The most common backward bends are Cobra, Locust, Bow and Camel. Each involves arching the back in different ways. Backward bends improve flexibility in the spinal column. They also help relieve tension. These poses compliment forward bends, and a good practice follows a pose/counterpose format, for example a forward bend followed by a backward bend. This helps balance the spine and avoid injury.

   

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