Yoga Backbends with Kino
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Urdhva Dhanurasana, also known as upward facing bow posture or just as backbend. In the Ashtanga Yoga method you do three backbends in a row without coming completely down. You only rest the top of the head on the floor And each time the head is down the hands inch a little close towards the feet. Keeping the heels pressed down is crucial when you begin to deepen your backbend. If you lift your heels you will comprise the support of your pelvic floor. If you feet turn out when you walk your hands in towards your feet like mine do then keep pressing the base of the big toes down and inwards rotate your hips as much as possible to keep the energy flowing fluidly through the whole body and to protect the loser back. This is a time lapse of one full minute of backbending so take your time for the challenge. Don't rush or force. Don't walk in unless you back feels good and your foundation feels stable.
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