At some point most of us become curious about adding backbends to our practice. Backbends are beneficial in numerous ways, both physically and emotionally. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of backbend postures with different degrees of difficulty. Backbends can help increase spine flexibility, they stretch and open the chest, and they can also provide a nice massage or compression for the kidneys. In this class, Nikka will guide you through some basic backbends and heart openers that will work toward Camel Pose. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!