Backbends are an effective method of managing chronic neck and back pain. Many of us work in jobs that require us to sit or stand for long periods of time—often with poor posture. Backbends help to correct posture, and retrain muscles to return to their natural positioning.
Our spine is essentially our lifeline. It connects directly to our nervous system, meaning that any time we can alleviate pressure on the spin—that we can calm and balance our entire body. Backbends also open up the front of our bodies, which often have minimal contrasting reverse movement otherwise.
Strengthens and Stretch
It is important to strengthen and stretch your body from head-to-toe, but the back is often in most forms of exercise. However, backbends directly target the back—and as an added bonus help to stretch and strengthen your internal organs too.
Start with simple backbends, and as your strength and flexibility improves—move on to more advanced poses.