Watch: Yoga for Athletes Teachers’ Lounge: Backbends

Second in my Yoga Vibes series of ten practices filmed at my Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive is an investigation of both passive and active backbends. These simple but powerful poses can improve posture, increase balance in the body, and prevent injury in athletes and everyone.


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Yoga Class Description

In this class, filmed at the end of Day 1 of Sage’s Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we enjoy passive backbends to stretch the tight spots in the chest and hip flexors, then active backbends to strengthen the muscles in the posterior chain of the body. Throughout, Sage explains how balance between the front and back improves posture and reduces injury. Have two blocks and a bolster available. (40 mins.)

Suggested Yoga Props

two blocks and a bolster