Monday, June 01, 2009

I need an Easy Button for backbends

Is there one?

I haven't been reading the blogs much and have been trying to catch up a bit and saw, perhaps out of context, a number of bloggers trying out "cold dropbacks".

Why?

Why would anyone want to do that? If you want an excuse to stop practicing yoga for a while, you don't need to get yourself injured...

Am I missing something?

YC

7 comments:

Grimmly said...

My bad i'm afraid. Misunderstood somebody as saying that you could do backbends anywhere, cold , without any warm up. I then mentioned it on my blog, got called out on it and decided to prove it could be done, posting a video in the process. Somehow it became a UK/USA challenge (that bit wasn't me, she knows who she is)and everyone started trying it. Thing was it seemed to get rid of some of the whole mystique and fear surrounding dropbacks and three people who hadn't dropped back before dropped back for the first time. Foolishness? I know. Madness? of course, but it was kind of fun and nobody admitted to getting hurt....as yet.
Not your favourite yogi anymore huh.

Yoga Chickie said...

Oh, my my. Well, I see nothing wrong with cold backbends. But then, I also like running into traffic to see if I don't get killed.

karen said...

I didn't call you out. We've been over this so many times. LOL! And okay, yeah, I made it about the pride of nations. But that was so we could be as cool as Ultimate Fighters. :-)

Lauren, it was me and Grimmly being curious and experimental. And, as he said, testing some of our superstitions about backbends. The result: yes, you can do 'em cold and they're not as awful as one might imagine. But they do feel even better when you're warmed up.

It was just a bit of fun.

Yoga Chickie said...

That's your call, guys...to me it seems to defy everything I've ever heard about extreme moves on cold muscles. But it's your bodies...go forth and do what you will with them...

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