To help get you inspired, here are some quotes from the Marrickville Yoga School teachers about back bends.
“Back bends bring courage and happiness. When I open up my upper back and chest, I feel I can do anything, backends are my metaphorical Wonder Woman pose.”
“At first when you look at a back bend, it is like looking at a big mountain. You think you will never be able to get to the top, but if you go step by step and you keep going you will get there.
I like the quietness that back bends bring to the mind, when all the chatters stops and all that’s left space in your body as well as in your mind.”
“Back bends are exhilarating, uplifting and energising. I love the physical and mental challenge it brings, the total presence it demands and the courage it helps me find when I take a leap of faith into the vast unknown of a standing drop back.”
“For me, back bends are like litmus paper. They indicate an inner state that I may not be aware of before I do them.”
“Back bends is a pose that is everything. It brings discipline,it rejuvenates, relieves pain, is a posture corrector, a natural energiser. “
“Early on in my yoga practice, I used to dread back bend week. Coming to yoga with a stiff body, I didn’t ever imagine I would be able to Urdhva Dhanurasana. After doing the hard yards, or ‘donkey work’ as I heard Simon often say, and being open to just doing rather than dreading I began to notice the effects. It wasn’t until I experienced those effects myself that I could relate to Rod’s likening of back bends to that caffeine hit after a coffee. Following a practice I feel energised, confident and emotionally balanced. I can’t believe I hear myself admitting this but I sometimes even find them fun! I no longer dread back bends but am motivated to practice them so I can experience the reward at the end.”
Let’s know your views of back bends?