Back Bending Postures

Here is a list of back bending postures.

Drop Back 1

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Ardha Chandrasana 1 (Half Moon Posture)

Bhekasana (Bhekāsana) = Frog-Posture

Dhanurasana (Dhanurāsana) = Bow-Posture

Drop Backs (from standing to UrdhvaDhanurasana)

Kapotasana A (Kapotāsana) = Pigeon-Posture

Kapotasana B (Kapotāsana) = Pigeon-Posture

Laghu Vajrasana (Laghu-Vajrāsana) = Little-Thunderbolt-Posture

LaghuVajrasana B (Laghu-Vajrāsana) = Little-Thunderbolt-Posture

Matsyasana (Matsyāsana) = fish pose

Parshva Dhanurasana (Pārśva Dhanurāsana) = Sideways-Bow-Posture

Setu Bandhasana (Setu Bandhāsana) = Bridge-build-Posture

Supta Virasana A (Reclined Hero Pose)

Supta Virasana B (Reclined Hero Pose)

Supta Virasana C (Reclined Hero Pose)

Urdhva Dhanurasana (Ūrdhva Dhanurāsana) = Upward-directed-bow-Posture

Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana (Ūrdhva-Mukha-Śvānāsana) = Upward Facing Dog

Ushtrasana (Uṣṭrāsana) = Camel-Pose

Utkatasana (slight back bend)

Uttana Padasana (Uttāna Pādāsana) = intense leg pose

Virabhadrasana A (slight back bend)