In yoga the body takes shape because we encourage it to.

Sometimes it is a gesture we are yearning for in order to express ourselves or to find some kind of release.

The question is, can we freely enter our own landscape of openness towards our body, mind and heart without fear?

Can we ask the body to let go, shift it’s shape and show the way….

For a backbend,  just like a sunset is the articulation of something much bigger….

A backbend is individual, unique and completely personal to your body and to you.

It communicates with your heart and opens you up to so much more than just the physical pose.

When we harness this openness and its expansive qualities, life flows more naturally. Relationships are deeper. Passion burns brighter and the body/mind becomes stronger.

Can you practice staying open both on and off your yoga mat?