Yoga back bender is an important Yoga gear and it makes Yoga practice more fruitful and smooth.
Yoga Back Bender
back bender is a great yoga gear that is used for supporting backbend
poses. It allows you to completely relax into the pose and soothe
nervous system, due to non-attachment of the body. It helps you to
expand the front body (your chest and lungs) when lying on it for more
effective breathing. With the help of the bender, your shoulder can be
rolled down close to the floor, while your spine gets full support by
the bender's curve. Yoga back bender has two different curves on each
side - a steady arch at one end and a steep arch on the other end. The
steep arch is meant for yoga practitioners who are more flexible.
Usually Yoga back benders are made of lightweight wood, however some
back benders are made of metal also.
Benefits of Yoga Back Bender
Yoga back benders offer several benefits. Its most common benefits are
- It helps to open the front body, shoulders and chest.
- It provides support for quieter restorative practice.
- It helps in supporting back, which otherwise gets hurt.
- Besides, it also enhances the final relaxation poses.
Types of Yoga Back Benders
Apart from the regular back benders, there are a few back benders
Forward bender is helpful to perform difficult forward bends. It is a
triangle shaped prop with several open slots along its curvature that
looks like a curved ladder. It extends forward stretch into the calf
muscles, so that the spine is fully expanded and straightened. Forward
bender can be used for 1 and 2-legged forward bends. It effectively
stretches hamstrings, calf muscles and achilles tendons.
Whale Back Bender
Whale back bender is a popular back bender among people. It's wide
enough to support your entire back, while offering comfort to your spine
as you perform a stretch. It looks like the regular back bender, but
actually it is much broader than the regular ones. It helps in
tractioning your spine without stressing other joints.
Foldaway Back Bender
As the name suggests, Foldaway Back Bender is a prop that can be folded,
or can be separated to make two new props. It can be used to practice
drop-backs and forward bends. It occupies less storage space, making
itself the most versatile and innovative back bench.