Challenging Backbends for Beginners

Anastasia Hangemanole
Instructor Anastasia Hangemanole
Average: 4.8 (46 votes)
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This class is all about exploring backbends, from the gentle in sphinx pose (salamba bhujangasana) and cobra (bhujangasana), to the more challenging in upward facing dog (urdhvamukha shvanasana) and camel pose (ustrasana). Anastasia's care and attention help you move into the more challenging poses with stability and awareness, while balancing them with the best counter poses to keep you back feeling strong, healthy and relaxed.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga


Nyamyj 1 year ago

Excellent pace towards camel pose which has been a challenge for me. I even got a short upward dog going! Thank you.

jmeid217 1 year ago

Great progression to some beautiful backbends! Thank you again! (And I LOVE the sloth shirt!)

Culpritsmom 1 year ago

I always shy away from backbends. I will continue to revisit this class until they are easy for me. Thanks again.

Tesshiva 1 year ago

Step by step, your teaching got me there - I loved learning this! Your gentle humor was terrific - and the shorebird peeking over your shoulder during your intro was a good omen! Many thanks!

unclejuice19 1 year ago

Thank you Anastasia. That felt wonderful. I like your method of giving direction.

I am glad - it is definitely one of the challenges of teaching yoga is to know how much or how little to talk :)