Compensation for back bends

The compensation for prone (lying face down) back bends is usually some form of a bent-knee forward bend (shown in Figure 15-22). We often recommend the knees-to-chest posture or the child's posture discussed earlier in the chapter. After more strenuous back bends, such as any of the varieties of the locust postures, we suggest a short rest followed by one of the bent-knee forward bends and then the dynamic bridge posture as a second compensatory posture. This sequence helps neutralize the upper back and neck.

Unite Mind Body Spirit With Yoga

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Practitioners of yoga talk about a unification of body, mind and spirit acquired through practicing the yoga exercises and techniques. Learn more within this guide.

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