Yoga Back Bender
Yoga 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
Benefits of Yoga Back Bender
Yoga back benders offer several benefits. Its most common benefits
are listed below.
Types of Yoga Back Benders
- 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.
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.