Backbends are expansive postures that embody joy. Through this progression of simple backbends and counterposes that includes expert attention to alignment, explore key actions of the legs and upper body leading up to ushtrasana, or camel pose. Enjoy the open, wheel-like feeling that a well-aligned backbend creates.
Props: yoga strap, 2 blocks, and optional blanket.
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Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!