an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor
- Again backbend into alignment as you inhale, and twist deeper as you exhale.
- When you feel yourself closed to someone or to some experience, a backbend will open your chest as well as your heart.
- To open the chest and abdomen, a wonderful position is a gentle and supported backbend.
- A backbend (or even backfold) that might look impossible or even freaky to you will in time feel like any natural move and be very enjoyable to do.
- Can combine with full Swan, which adds a backbend as well;
- l A good backbend practice will leave your body and mind feeling grounded, clear, and content.