Pause & Pose: Hands and Knees Back Bend

Pause & Pose: Hands and Knees Back Bend

You've made it through your first week of the New Year! This week's Pause & Pose with yogi Jessie James will help you realign your body, mind, and spirit as you continue to work towards keeping those resolutions. Enjoy the full stretch of this pose, and remember to BREATHE...We've got your back (literally).


Hands and Knees Back Bend 

Chapasana variation

Level 1


This pose strengthens your hamstrings, back, and core while stretching your chest, shoulders, and hips.

Honest Tip:

It is so tempting to dump in to your low back and hyper extend your elbow in this pose. Instead, pull your belly toward your spine, engaging your low belly, and bring a micro-bend into your elbows while you press the lifted foot into your hand. This will move the backbend into your upper back and heart chest.

Now go pause, pose, and find peace!

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