Definition of backbend in English:


Syllabification: back·bend
Pronunciation: /ˈbakˌbend


  • A movement in gymnastics, dance, or yoga in which the body is arched backwards and downwards from an upright position until the hands touch the floor or arched upwards from a supine position, using the hands and feet for support: a lot of girls liked to practice gym skills—handstands, backbends, cartwheels, and so on
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    • This classic yoga backbend strengthens the muscles that extend along your entire spine and increases spine mobility.
    • Avoid all backbends, twists, and inversions.
    • The other day I was about three-quarters of the way through my yoga practice when it came to the point in the middle of backbends where you do a handstand and balance by yourself for twelve breaths.

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