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• What is the primary effect of backbends?
• What is the secondary effect, experienced in active backbends?
• What are the general physical effects of backbends? What are the energetic effects?
• What preparation can help lead to deeper and safer backbending?
• What is recommended immediately after backbending and before cooling down?
• What types of poses should be avoided after active backbending?
• Describe low body engagement and alignment practices to support healthy backbending.
• Give an example of physical sensation that indicates you should stop immediately.
• Why are backbends typically a good way to practice mindfulness?