Definition of backbend
: a movement or pose (as in gymnastics or yoga) in which the body is arched backwards … this action supports your lower back and generates a strong lift of the belly out of the pelvis to help release the spine into a deep backbend. — Barbara Benagh
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Starting with a centering phase and moving into wakening phase, the free class will include some gentle backbends, balancing postures and hip openers.
Who 's Got the Harshest Judging-You Eyes: A yoga teacher who cannot believe that no one has corrected your backbend yet!
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