Sage Yoga Training: Backbends

Backbends

This eight-minute episode features moderate-intensity backbends from a lunge, then builds to camel pose. You’ll stretch the quads, hip flexors (iliopsoas), and chest, while building back strength, balance, and mental focus. The routine is especially good for cyclists—or anyone who spends a lot of time sitting or slumping.

Practice on a soft surface or add extra padding under your knees. Move slowly into and out of each backbend, working within your own limits.

Music for the episode is “Leave No Trace,” from the album Messy’s Pace, by General Fuzz. It’s available at magnatune.com.