Yoga Backbends | Yoga Backbend Poses - Yoga Journal

Yoga Backbends

Discover the powerful effects of yoga backbends with step-by-step instructions, sequences, and expert advice to keep your practice pain-free.

Bow Pose

Bow Pose

Dhanurasana

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Bridge Pose

Bridge Pose can be whatever you need—energizing, rejuvenating, or luxuriously restorative.

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Camel Pose

Ustrasana

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose

Bhujangasana

Cow Pose

Cow Pose (Bitilasana)

Cow Pose is an easy, gentle way to warm up the spine.

Fish Pose

Fish Pose

Matsyasana

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Half Frog Pose

Ardha Bhekasana

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Locust Pose

Salabhasana

King Pigeon

One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

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One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II

Sphinx Pose

Sphinx Pose

Sphinx Pose is the infant of backbends. It can be practiced with either an active or passive approach.

Wheel Pose

Upward Bow (Wheel) Pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana

Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose

Upward Facing Two-Foot Staff Pose

Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana

Upward-facing dog

Upward-Facing Dog Pose

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Wild Thing

Wild Thing

Camatkarasana