How To Perform a Backbend

Posted: October 15, 2012 in cardio, crossfit, diet, exercise, fitness, gym, Health, metabolism, running, wellness, workout, yoga

Hi Everyone! Here is another video from the “How To” series and with several special request I decided to post for you all! I usually perform backbends 3-5 times a day for stretching  pre and post workout.


Physical Benefits

  • Stimulates the sympathetic nervous system and prepares the body for action.
  • Helps counteract damage of bad posture.
  • Relieves back pain, bronchial distress, scoliotic deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder.
  • Realigns the spine.
  • Promotes proper kidney function.
  • Helps with digestive function, eliminating constipation and flatulence.

Be extra careful when trying to perform a backbend. If you feel aches or pains you should discontinue with the workout. 

  1. Tim says:

    It’s funny, I’ve been able to do these since I was a little kid but never thought it had any health benefits. I was teaching my 4 and 6 yr olds to do this a couple weeks ago. I’m going to make them a daily habit now. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. I’m with Tim. Always have done it, but never knew there were health benefits! Thanks, L-Jay!!

  3. Jim Brennan says:

    L-Jay, you’ve got me sold. I don’t know if I’ll ever get my 58 year old body to get all the way up there, but I know that the back bend will help my running. Thanks!

  4. Kurt Russell says:

    Hmm that is pretty sound. Yoga does have benefits doesn’t it?

  5. I had no idea of all the benefits of doing a simple backbend, thanks! I did gymnastics for years growing up so backbends have always been easy for me. I guess I should add them back into my workout routine 🙂

  6. That’s so funny! I tell people all the time, A backbend a day keeps the dr. away! I was having lower back problems. I worked with a massage therapist and started incorporating backbends after my runs, and the pain went away!!! Thanks for the reminder!

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