Restorative Backbends to Alleviate Mechanical Stress & Back Pain

The intention of this short post is to provide a mechanically oriented breakdown of Supported Bridge and Supported Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha). Many sources (like Rec Bound Angle) use bolsters, blankets, etc to support these poses.  The versions of these poses displayed here only require 2 yoga blocks.  (You can purchase 2 foam blocks here for … Continue reading Restorative Backbends to Alleviate Mechanical Stress & Back Pain

Abs & Anti-Extension: “Inhale – Backbend”

Here's one I've been playing around with for a while now. *Spoiler Alert* It's dope. In my teaching experience, both in what I teach, what I've learned, and all the classes I've ever taken, I've always been instructed to do my yoga backbends on an exhale.  About 3 months ago my amazing Omie, Lauren Sanford, … Continue reading Abs & Anti-Extension: “Inhale – Backbend”