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Challenging Backbends for Beginners

Intermediate I
(57 Reviews)

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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.


  • Block


  • Hips
  • Spine
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Legs and Feet
  • Lower Back


  • Hatha Yoga
Gilly Vanilly
October 4, 2022

Too challenging for me but I did what I was capable of and found a deep sense of awareness in my body. Backbends scare me but with time and patience, and a fabulous class like this I'm sure I will improve.
Thank you Anastasia!

June 14, 2022

Anastasia's voice is comfortably soft, very suitable for a relaxing session.

May 14, 2020

I’m really loving Anastasia’s style here lately. This was a perfect progression to updog for me... I’m so happy I did it! I am going to keep practicing using this as a reference.

January 15, 2020

To add to my other comment, this was a great class for backbends. I will definitely come back to it! I was actually able to do a camel pose!

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