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Which Way Do You Like to Bend?

Some people like to bend forward and some like to bend backward. I guess it takes all kinds, right? For me it feels great to fold in my spine forward and rest my forehead on my shins. I must say though, that I am learning to love arching my spine backwards and opening my chest.

I am curious to know when it comes to stretching your spine . . .


pixelhaze pixelhaze 9 years
back!! I'm obsessed! You know how some people compulsively crack their knuckles? I'm that way with backbends. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it, but I'm always stretching out my back, especially when I've been sitting at my desk for hours.
hllrbackgirl hllrbackgirl 9 years
I voted front because I simply cannot do backbends--unless I'm on a ball.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I'm not bendy! Neither!
sunkissbabe sunkissbabe 9 years
I love both!!!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I get such tight hammies from running and I LOVE my forward bends!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Generally, forward.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Backbends just give me my energy back full force. After my entire workout, I'm completely winded, so I do this backbend and BOOM, I can do my hole workout all over again!
piraterie piraterie 9 years
I love backbends, but I'm under doctor's orders not to do them because of a weird back problem I have. Boo!
katie_c katie_c 9 years
i gain so much from bending both directions. i need more assistance from my yoga instructor when i'm doing a back bend. i love the feeling of my chest opening up. feels amazing.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I love to do both...although i cant do that back bend shown above. lol. I usually grab the top of a door jam and arch forward and stretch out my abs and back. This feels soooo good.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
definitely both!
danamarie0224 danamarie0224 9 years
I learned to do back bends in gymnastics!
rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
i am not sure how successfully i can do backbends...will hv to try today!
in_a_dream_land in_a_dream_land 9 years
I like backbends better
verily verily 9 years
I love backbends for really stretching out my back muscles.
ER1008 ER1008 9 years
i have a very hard time with backbends...need to practice those more.
ktgrl1818 ktgrl1818 9 years
I like both stretches i just always forget to do backbends. ill make sure to start incorporating them :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 9 years
You need both for balance :)
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
back bends scare me! i feel like my spine is going to crack in two!
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