In traditional Ashtanga, certain poses are reserved until you've mastered preliminary postures. Pranidhi Varshney upends this approach and teaches you how to come into backbends, wherever you are in your practice.
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Next time you find yourself bogged down with emails and to-dos, take 10 minutes to disconnect from the computer screen and practice this short yoga sequence.
Try the Ashtanga sun salutation for a physically demanding practice that involves synchronizing the breath with near-constant movement in a series of postures.
Find more energy and freedom in your spine—and your mind—as you move step by step into Kapotasana.
Continue to open your hips and shoulders, and ease into backbending, with these prep poses for Kapotasana.
This sequence is built to open your hips enough to work toward Foot-Behind-the-Head-Pose (Eka Pada Sirsasana).