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Backbend Classes


Class
Daniela's Let's Flow To Wheel
$6.95

Wheel Pose Yoga Class

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 40 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Daniela Arango
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1/2 (Intermediate)
Backbends offer various benefits which can include stress relief, improving spine flexibility, and they also stretch the abdomen. Keep in mind, a flexible back is a happy back! This class will help you prep for Wheel Pose, if Wheel Pose isn't within reach yet for you, the class still offers plenty postures to help get you stronger in preparation. We would consider this an Intermediate Level class. Poses include Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Anjaneyasana (Crescent Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Leeza's Spine Health & Flexibility
$6.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 62 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Leeza Yurchenko
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1/2 (Intermediate)
It's no secret that all of us can greatly benefit from a healthy spine and back! Of course, we have long known that yoga for some has proven to be an effective way to promote spine and back health. This class will offer postures to help with spine health and flexibility, it will also offer some poses to help build core strength which is essential to protecting our back and spine. We would consider this class to intermediate but there are numerous postures suited for the beginner. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Navasana (Boat Pose), Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Salabhasana (Locust Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Ariana's Discover Your Dancer Pose
$4.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 30 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Ariana Lebedev
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1/2 (Intermediate)
It's natural to be attracted to all of the pretty yoga poses, and Dancer Pose certainly qualifies as a beautiful pose. However, Dancer Pose also offers a variety of benefits and can be quite challenging for many students. Dancer Pose requires a combination of flexibility, strength, and balance. The pose opens the chest, improves balance and stretches the hip flexors. This class will offer numerous poses to help prepare you for Dancer Pose, giving you plenty of ways to get ready for your Dancer Pose. The sequence is about 30 minutes in length and would be considered an Intermediate class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Mermaid Pose), Natarajasana (Dancer's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Kim's Yoga For A Healthy Back
$6.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 44 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Kim Bilyk
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1 (Beginner)
At some point, most of us experience some sort of back pain or discomfort. Yoga can potentially aid a bad back by teaching better posture, strengthening the back muscles, and building a stronger core. In this class, Kim will lead you through a 44 minute sequence that will focus on a variety of postures which may help you with back pain and hopefully help build a stronger core and back. If you currently have back issues and pain, make sure to consult your doctor, practice carefully and don't practice postures that create further pain. Back pain is a serious issue, and yoga isn't a magic pill, but it can be potentially beneficial. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose), Utthan Pristhasana (Lizard Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Nikka's Fun With Kapotasana Pose
$4.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 28 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Nikka Nadia
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1/2 (Intermediate)
If you enjoy practicing backbends and you're looking for a challenge, then you may want to join Nikka for this short class that's full of backbends! In this sequence, Nikka will guide you through a series of postures that will lead you toward Kapotasana Pose. Kapotasana is an advanced backbend posture, so make sure you're advanced and familar enough with backbends before trying the pose. This class would be best suited for intermediate/advanced students who practice backbends regularly. Make sure to use easier variations if needed and don't force the posture! Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Kapotasana, Ustrasana (Camel) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Nikka's Gentle Backbends & Open Hearts
$6.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 30 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Nikka Nadia
HD: 1920 X 1080
Level: Level 1 (Beginner)
At some point most of us become curious about adding backbends to our practice. Backbends are beneficial in numerous ways, both physically and emotionally. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of backbend postures with different degrees of difficulty. Backbends can help increase spine flexibility, they stretch and open the chest, and they can also provide a nice massage or compression for the kidneys. In this class, Nikka will guide you through some basic backbends and heart openers that will work toward Camel Pose. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana(Downward-Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Class
Madelyn's Open Hearts & Spine Flexibility
$5.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 28 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Madelyn Hanson
HD: 1280 X 720
Level: Level 1(Beginner/Intermediate)
Madelyn's latest class is a 28 minute sequence that focuses on opening your heart and practicing poses that help to increase your spine flexibility. Heart opening postures can help to release tension in the chest and also help to correct the poor posture of slumping shoulders if you spend lots of time at a desk. It's also no secret that yogis believe a strong and flexible spine is a healthy spine. Numerous poses in this class will help you to practice spine flexibility and also improve posture. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog), Crescent Pose(Twist), Urdhva Dhanurasana(Wheel), Dhanurasana(Bow), Paschimottanasana(Seated Forward Bend), Upavistha Konasana(Wide Legged Seated Forward Bend), Supta Virasana(Hero Variation) and more. Enjoy.
Class
Anna's Easy Fun Backbend
$8.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 40 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Anna Hanson
HD: 1280 X 720
Level: Level 1/2 (Beginner/Intermediate)
If you're interested in exploring backbends, this class with Anna Hanson will serve as a nice place to start your practice! Backbends are wonderful and beneficial poses in many ways. A daily practice of backbends can help to reduce stress by opening up the front of your body, improve your breathing, and even compress and help flush your kidneys. Most of us spend most of the day leaning forward, backbends can help to reverse that and keep our spines flexible. Poses include Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana), Marjariasana (Camel Pose), Dhanurasana (Bow Pose), Eka Pada Dhanurasana (One Legged Bow Pose), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose), Marjariasana (Cat Pose), Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose), Savasana and more! Enjoy.
Class
Christine's Anytime Backbend
$4.95

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length: 20 Min.
Media: MP4-H264
Instructor: Christine Comerford
HD: 1280 X 720
Level: Level 1 (Beginner)
If you're a lover of a good deep backbend, then we encourage you to join YogaMerge instructor Christine Comerford for a very nice backbend sequence. This great sequence is short and sweet which makes work for a quick stretch just about anytime of the day. This class will work nicely for beginners or intermediate yogis looking to explore some relaxing backbend postures. Christine has warm personality to make you comfortable! Poses include downward dog(Adho Mukha Svanasana), forward bend(Ardha Uttanasana),(Bitilasana) Cat Cow, Ustrasana (Camel Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), upward facing dog(Urdhva Mukha Svanasana), Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose), Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose II) variations and more. Enjoy.


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