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Beginner Backbends

Beginner I

Learn how to do back bends in a safe, effective way while establishing an anchor point, creating stability and encouraging length in the spine. David takes you through a series of gentle, beginner back bends that will help strengthen and stretch your core and back, teaching you principles that you can take into any class that you do.

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MichelleRene
MichelleRene
August 17, 2022
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Always a great idea to get back to basics after injury, to rehabilitate, if possible. I've sprained a muscle in my lower back, right side, after struggling to balance in Dancer pose. The pain also seems to come from somewhere in the max glute, so it's difficult to identify which muscles to focus on & what stretches to do to relieve & rehabilitate. This routine could help. Thank you, David, for your thoughtful and helpful efforts to promote a safe practice.

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
July 7, 2022
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So informative! Now I get it :-) I have shyed away from back bends and didnt understand how to protect my back, that was so much better! Thank you David for such a great tutorial. Namaste

Gilly Vanilly
Gilly Vanilly
May 28, 2020
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A wonderful class and great instruction. Having suffered quite a lot of back pain I was dubious of doing this class but with David's fantastic guidance I found it manageable and beneficial. Just one point for me was the sound was very low and soft, even with my volume at the highest I struggled to hear. Many thanks, namaste.

kavitadrake
kavitadrake
November 4, 2019
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I'm looking at this one as day 15 in "Beginner Yoga for Optimal Lower Back Health" and looking ahead to day 17, and despairing. Both involve laying on the belly, which gives me an instant, absolutely horrible migraine. I imagine that this is a symptom of whatever system imbalance I have which is sourcing both the back pain and the migraines, but I don't currently see a way around it. The migraine I would get from going forward with these classes would put me out of practicing for a week. Do you have any suggestions for alternatives? Thank you so much for all your help!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
November 5, 2019
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Hi there. You could still do this class, but in a standing position. Everytime I rest, you could either remain standing or go into child's pose. Either that, or simply skip the classes where you are lying on your belly.

Jo Hall
Jo Hall
November 12, 2017
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The most thorough instruction I have ever received for back bends. Often find back bends a strain, now I know exactly what I should be doing, hopefully I can start to incorporate these into regular sessions and improve my back strength.

Adventuress42
Adventuress42
October 13, 2017
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Great class to return to, even with years of practice. Especially for sitting all day, after an injury, or just to return to alignment techniques.
Thanks David.

rosesburgundy
rosesburgundy
August 31, 2017
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Love the series, unfortunately this is one I cannot do. Laying on my stomach makes my lower back so angry. I will keep going and maybe one day I can come back and try again!

tigrlili29
tigrlili29
July 8, 2017
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Thank you very much for this. It is so good to get back to basics!

Trudywalker5@gmail.com
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May 10, 2017
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Thank you David, this was a great class to warm up my spine correctly. Short and sweet !