“All backward bending heals the spine” -Mary Jarvis.
With a lifetime of unsupported forward folding ahead of us, we must remember the importance of backward bending. Back-bending the spine can relieve back pain by counteracting the damage of poor posture, it also helps with digestive function, and relieves stress! Opening the heart chakra through a backward bend has many emotional benefits including reducing fear and allowing you to live in the present moment 🖤. Next time you’re experiencing back pain or discomfort try something new by backward bending your spine instead of forward rounding.