On any given day, backbends can run the gamut of feeling downright impossible to absolutely blissful. It's usually on those days that they don't feel good that we need them the most. Primarily fourth chakra heart-opening postures, backbends also open all seven of our chakras creating a clean line of energy from root to crown. In the yoga philosophy, the heart is the seed to the mind - a welcoming heart creates a loving, accepting and less judgmental mind. In this workshop we will properly align the legs and arms as a starting point for welcoming backbends. We'll explore how to open the spine in a way that protects our weaknesses and challenges our obstacles for an optimal and balanced backbending practice, moving the focal point of our backbends to the middle and upper back to achieve freedom in the lower back. This is a great opportunity to rebuild your backbends from the ground up to feel physically, mentally and emotionally balanced.