Fundamental backbends may appear easy and commonly practiced, but are not often instructed. Learn and improve your backbends with a progressive sequence, using props to leverage postures to new depths. Strengthen your hamstrings, glutes and back muscles with a new approach to salabhasana, dhanurasana and urdhva mukha svanasana. Work on opening your shoulders and hip flexors, mobilizing your thoracic spine and stabilizing your lumbar and cervical spine. Walk away feeling stronger and more open. Props Needed: A blanket.