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When done skillfully, backbends are amazing for body, mind and spirit. Because of the opening that happens for the front of the body, backbends help us to release stored emotion. This gives us greater access to the joy, courage, enthusiasm, and strength that may be hiding inside us. It’s incredibly empowering when we find those inherent characteristics inside ourselves.
Because the front of the body including shoulders, chest, belly and groins is opened, our lungs get more space. Better breathing results in greater oxygenation of the blood which serves to alleviate dullness of mind or heart and lethargy that can accumulate in modern life.
Backbends also create tremendous strength and suppleness in the legs, back and shoulders which will serve us in most of what we do in our day to day busy lives. DONE WELL, backbends, also referred to as back extensions will bring a lightness to our entire being.