Beginner Backbends

Beginner I
(46 Reviews)
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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.


  • None


  • Strength
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Backbends
  • Legs and Feet
  • Lower Back


  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga for Back Care
Gilly Vanilly
May 28, 2020

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.

November 4, 2019

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!

Comment Replies

David Procyshyn
November 5, 2019

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
November 12, 2017

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.