Yogi Briohny Smyth Talks Backbends (Video)

Many of you know of Briohny Smyth from her hugely popular video Yoga by Equinox. She is an amazingly talented yogi and knows a thing or two about the proper way to approach backbends. Watch as Briohny walks us through a backbend series from her infamous Equinox video.

“Backbends are always misunderstood in yoga, and many yogis end up injured due to the misconception that we backbend solely in our low back, when you really want to think about creating space in the low back,” says Smyth, “In my classes, I teach awareness around ‘heart opening’ so more yogis are aware of how to backbend safely.” 

Source: equinox.com

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