The stronger and more flexible — and mobile — you get physically, the more you can move through your day with ease that has nothing to do with the physical. It’s one of life’s paradoxes. This is a modification of “Camel Pose,” as I work towards more extreme poses like “Mermaid.” So why would you want to practice backbends? Benefits include:

  • Relieves anxiety and stress
  • Brings your spine back to its natural flexion
  • Relieves chronic back or neck pain
  • Improves breathing
  • Opens your mind and heart to new possibilities
  • Gain new perspectives
  • Stretches your abdominal muscles & internal organs
  • Gain bravery, strength and trust