Category: Practical Guides

Backbends – On Love, part I

Backbends are the asanas, that is poses, belonging to the group purvatana. Purva means ‘East’, tana means ‘stretch’. Traditionally yogis practised asanas looking East, thus purvatana means “stretch of the Eastern, that is front, part of the body”. Backbends are exactly this, opening and stretching the front body without compressing the back body; this is why one should focus on bending…

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