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Hi I have just read page 33 of yoga magazine issue 76 trying to figure out what you are saying here (sorry being a bit dim) it's with reference to the back bend and noting the angle of the ribcage. I can't picture it have you got a picture of it being done wrongly and a picture of it being performed correctly? best regards Julie Tyrrell
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Here is a good backbend. Notice how the she bends backwards almost exclusively at L5-S1. Higher in the lumbar area you see a small amount of curvature spread evenly over the entire spine.

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Here is a poor backbend. L5-S1 is pretty stiff and she cannot bend backward very much there. Instead, she compensates by bending backward up higher aroujnd L1?L2?

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What she needs to do is bend backward only a little bit at the right place (L5-S1) and restrict bending backward up higher by using the rib anchor muscles (mainly the internal obliques).

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Hi,

The photos are missing. Is it possible to upload them again? Or is there some other article dealing with this interesting topic?

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