Healthy Backbending in Yoga

Our wonderful and amazing Yoga Teacher Ruth has some pointers on how to do backbends safely! Ruth's expertise in working with the human body is extensive, and we are so happy to have her share her wisdom with us all!

Three main points for safe back bending are:


Engage your glutes! Keep your glutes (your powerful butt muscles) firm and strong to protect your low back in backward bends.