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  • noun Plural form of backbend.

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Examples

  • Then, students will use the Iyengar method of aligning and holding postures to explore more advanced Asana such as backbends, inversions and deep twists.

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  • Then, students will use the Iyengar method of aligning and holding postures to explore more advanced Asana such as backbends, inversions, and deep twists.

    SU Campus Calendar

  • Other days, I just go through whatever sequence of poses I feel like doing, usually starting with a few sun salutations, followed by my favorite poses: triangle, tree, forward bends, some backbends and so on.

    Legitimacy – Why Can’t I Give Myself the Respect I Deserve? « Looking for Roots

  • Between these come the usual backbends and freezes and stork-leg lifts and torso twists and near-falls.

    Cunningham's Legacy Touches the West Coast

  • For example, if Maria tells me she has been traveling all week, I'll teach her supported poses, which are deliciously refreshing, instead of practicing unsupported backbends, which require a lot of energy and can be dehydrating.

    Maria Rodale: An (Organic) American Girl in Istanbul

  • Elena scaled back her lunges and backbends, but that was the only choreographic concession she made to the baby growing inside her.

    Tango

  • Journalists and developers will say that they've become whatever it is they've become because of turning backbends to please an unpleasable audience; the audience can just as easily say they've been made what they are by the media they consume.

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  • And I do agree with Joe that McCain's policies are requiring him to do some ideological backbends -- he knows, I think, that carbon reduction will cost something, to someone, but he has to make that seem as much like a function of markets as possible.

    Greenies - Swampland - TIME.com

  • The manual showcased 122 postures, like backbends and handstands, many of which we still practice today.

    Sadie Nardini: Your Yoga Poses Aren't 5,000 Years Old: A New Perspective on "Old" Yoga

  • Finessing the pose further, Jon should lift his eyes upward, allowing his head to gently tip back (unless this causes pain) because the cervical spine is part of the spine, and should be included in all backbends (again, unless pain or injury is a counterindication).

    Lauren Cahn: What Yoga Can Do For Jon Gosselin

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