What are the benefits of bends and backbends?
Every day, without even noticing it, we do bends for different needs – we tie shoelaces, pick up fallen objects. These natural functions, provided by nature, are often difficult for many because of the tightness of the muscles. In general, bends are an indicator of a person's physical condition and biological age, signalizing problems of the musculoskeletal system, respiratory and nervous systems, and internal organs.
In yoga, bends are mandatory elements of many asanas, which are performed both standing and sitting. This allows you to activate the parasympathetic part of the nervous system, which in turn harmonizes the internal state of a person. The main rule when performing forward bends is not to round the lower back, but to perform an axial rotation of the pelvis, building the back into an even arc. In general, yoga for the back and spine
allows you to stretch your back and the back of your legs what helps to relief the muscles’ cramps.