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For those of us who think of ourselves as “non-backbenders”, backbends can be a daunting part of the yoga practice – but it need not be this way. In this special course by Jeremy Heng, learn how to prepare the body for the backbend practice, working on backbending in the entire body, finding length in the spine and without compressing the lower back. We will also explore backbends through a variety of poses that benefit the most from improvements in strength and technique such as King Pigeon. Key prep poses, progressions and prop usage will also be covered to support your home practice. With the understanding that backbends are not just about flexibility in the spine, we can then start to explore more into this beautiful heart-opening practice, reap its benefits and maybe one day fall in love with backbends as well.

Backbends Covered in this Course:

    • King Cobra
    • Wild Thing
    • Wheel
    • King Pigeon
    • Camel & Dropback Transition

Course objectives:

    • Redefine backbend to demonstrate that everyone can backbend regardless of range in spinal flexibility
    • Build a holistic understanding of backbends from the perspective of flexibility, strength and technique
    • Learn how to execute backbends through an integrated use of other parts of the body, not just the back and the spine
    • Learn how to stabilize backbends
    • Prevent lower-back compression in backbends
    • Understand your own body’s requirements for executing a strong, stable and spacious backbend
    • For teachers, learn how to teach backbends safely in the classroom to students with varying levels of flexibility and strength

This course includes:

    • Over 200 minutes of on-demand videos
    • Lifetime access
    • Technical tutorials
    • Short flow practices

About the course instructor:

Backbending Course Backbends with Jeremy Heng

Jeremy Heng has been practising yoga for seven years and teaches at Nithya Priyan School of Yoga in Singapore. Through his classes, social media and a yoga Youtube channel, he hopes to connect with yogis and encourage practitioners along their journey. His teaching approach is infused with compassion for self, as he believes that yoga is for everyone, no matter what their body type or experience.