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Answers These Questions

• 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?




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