All of the backbending asanas open up the Throat Chakra. Many backbending postures also elongate the entire front side of the body, including the quadricep muscles. This elongation is very energizing and will leave you feeling exuberant and light-hearted. A gentle backbending Yoga asana that prepares you to enter into more intense backbending poses is Sphinx Pose.
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