The Fundamentals of Backbends

Beginner II
(21 Reviews)
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In this beginner class with Rachel, we will explore the key actions necessary to practice backbending postures safely and effectively. You will learn how to stabilize your lower back in order to properly and safely explore these wonderful heart opening postures. Note: A strap is optional for this practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 8 of Grounding and Strength 14-Day Beginner Yoga Challenge.

The Fundamentals of Backbends Full Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.

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Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.


  • Block


  • Backbends
  • Hips
  • Legs and Feet
  • Spine
  • Strength


  • Hatha Yoga
September 24, 2022

Very clear instructions, as always. I learn so much from Rachel's classes and it's really helping my practice.

Gilly Vanilly
August 24, 2022

Great class and know I understand so much more about backbends. Thank you Rachel

March 1, 2021

Great instructions! Very enjoyable - I do find it disconcerting to go straight into a class without centering.
Thank you.