Backbending poses

Backbending poses are often seen as graceful and elegant creating interesting lines with the performer's body. They utilise the shoulders, hip flexors, all areas of the back including the neck. It is for this reason that backbending poses are more challenging in their overall nature than frontbending or splits poses. This means that there is a higher barrier to entry when performing backbending tricks. This does not mean that you shouldn't persevere to master these skills, but you should expect the journey to take longer than other pose types.

Demonstrated by
Eva Lou
Photographed by
Julianna D Photography

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