Baby Backbends: Yoga's Quiet Powerhouse Poses

By
Charlotte Bell
Woman practicing yoga salabhasana locust pose.

You won’t see them on Instagram. There are so many other backbends that look way more impressive on a sunset-drenched beach. In fact, they may barely register as backbends when you look at the outer form. Indeed, they are called “baby” backbends, suggesting lesser poses reserved for people who can’t do the “real” backbends. And yet, after 38 years of yoga practice, I’ve developed a renewed appreciation for these power-packed poses. 

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