Backbending With Grace Video
Backbending With Grace

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

Backbending With Grace

Available worldwide

This advanced vinyasa practice with Nico Luce flows through long, flowing yoga pose sequences, and a series of blissful, heart-opening back bends. Some more advanced variations are explored in this class; so as always, when practicing yoga postures, listen to your body and let your intuition be your guide. Rest anytime you need to.


People who watched this also watched

Join the Conversation

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

minniature, posted on April 26, 2016

FANTASTIC flow! Feel sooo good after it! thank you! <3

shimon, posted on April 12, 2016

This is seriously one of the best backbending practices I've ever done. Thank you so much.

noelia701, posted on June 22, 2015

Amazing heartfelt class. Bless you, Thank you. Start anew :)

sabri67, posted on June 11, 2015

Dear Nico, thank you for another beautiful class. They are a great gift!

Aradhana, posted on June 1, 2015

Nico - I have tried this class several times now and am glad to note that every time I go a little further with the poses and arm balances. Challenging and fulfilling at the same time. Namaste!

nicoluce, posted on June 2, 2015

Congratulations, @ARADHANA! It's just a matter of dedicated practice and letting go of the results as the same time.
All the best,

EliUK, posted on April 25, 2015

Mmmmm yum!

kaveh60, posted on March 31, 2015

I enjoy all your classes. This one was very good and quite advanced in the flow. It would have been best to warm up a little.

nicoluce, posted on April 1, 2015

Always feel free to add, change and remove anything from my classes., @KAVEH60. Not all bodies open the same way and adapting the class to your needs is the best way to go about it.

kateegsjo, posted on March 23, 2015

Amazing practice! twists, arm balances, back and a beautiful shavasana! will come back to this!

nicoluce, posted on March 24, 2015

Great to hear that you enjoyed this class, @KATEEGSJO.

energiayoga, posted on February 26, 2015

Going to my playlist. It's nice that there are advanced poses for those that are ready. Grazie!!!

nicoluce, posted on February 26, 2015

You are very welcome!

pamenaroma, posted on October 17, 2014

I really love your clases Nico, they always leave me with an expanded sensation inside my body..
Thank you! :)

Malopez14, posted on September 17, 2014

Excellent class...thank you Nico!

OneLove2002, posted on September 17, 2014

Another beautiful, powerful class. I have now practiced with Nico 4 times, and I am amazed by the increase in my flexibility, both in my body and my mind. I am both willing and able to progress more deeply into asana. Namaste Nico.

brittam, posted on April 10, 2014

More Nico Luce please!!!

iamnoascetic, posted on November 19, 2013

I like the vocal music at the end

cariscell, posted on February 24, 2013

I couldnt do all the poses but the instructor was clear on alternatives along the way. Also clear was providing poses that i need to work towards and how to get there.

AmyOBarYoga, posted on January 29, 2013

Nico, this is such a beautiful practice. Peace ~~Amy

vsilga, posted on January 12, 2013

Love this class and all Nicos classes. He is so good with setting up the poses and little adjustments you can make. Thank you, Nico, you are a wonderful teacher.

bbskyrox_2, posted on October 16, 2012

Amazing! I loved this practice and Nico's teaching. It felt so natural and delicious for my whole body. It was advanced but the pace was nice and slow so I could take it all in. I accomplished things I had never quite been able to do before!

fantabulous, posted on October 7, 2012

Great practice. Flows smoothly and elegantly - great transitions and beautiful direction. Love it.

AmyOBarYoga, posted on September 20, 2012

Sweet and challenging, all at once, but the grand finale in corpse pose is pure bliss. ~~Amy

manamongmen, posted on September 13, 2012

such a beautiful... ass kicking... fllllloooooooooow. Well done, sir Nico!

jaena, posted on August 17, 2012

This was a very creative sequence with clear and concise direction. I felt that it came from a genuine space and enjoyed the calm sense of guidance.

MandeyM, posted on July 31, 2012

Probably one of my favourite classes. It was a challenge, but the instructor is so calming and helped me to focus so much that it made it wonderfully invigorating and relaxing class. Will be doing this class often!

vsilga, posted on July 13, 2012

I love all Nico's classes. What a great teacher. Please more!

juliacar, posted on June 4, 2012

One of the best classes I've done! It warmed my body and heart :)

katmd14, posted on May 30, 2012

still one of my favorites!

chiarasalardi, posted on May 29, 2012

Thank so much for this class, i loved it!! Although I couldnĀ“t do some of the advance poses, it was GREAT!! I love your instructions, your tone of voice, your calmness. thank you thank you thank you:D

jendives, posted on May 9, 2012

loved this class! your calm approach helped me relax into backbends i didnt know i could do and the sequences were origiinal but flowed well thanks so much

pad29, posted on January 28, 2012

Thank you very much for this class. I love your way of leading the practice, it really helps to keep the mind in the moment.

mrenkow, posted on January 23, 2012

This class is def advanced and I have a long way to go until I can master several of the poses. Nico is a great instructor and the music in this video is wonderful! Thank you.

sashagray, posted on December 11, 2011

I still have not had the pleasure of taking one of Nico's classes in the flesh - and I am an every day yogi at Yyoga....THANK YOU Nico for posting this great flow. Loved it.

yogaphilia, posted on November 9, 2011

yes, beautiful class! I love the way you talk! Please more from him!

AUM, posted on April 19, 2011

Love your philosophy. Your style is so anatomically inclined it really let me see how bodies in general are able to stretch and move in such ways: very detailed and sensitive. Thank you. A great comprehensive class for me.

poniline, posted on November 15, 2010

You are a great teacher, Nico!!! I loved this class and your way of leading me through it.I want more advanced classes from youGreetings of light from a German in Colombia

LaurenCug, posted on October 7, 2010

I loved it! Interesting sequences, challenging, refreshing, and I liked his perspective about being a witness to our bodies.

Anjaneya0504, posted on July 28, 2010

Nice and interesting class!! But also a great music for Savasana! Who is the artist?

ngovna, posted on July 12, 2010

This was a fantastic class - just what I was looking for; a class that focuses more on strength and holding poses longer so you can really start feeling and getting into them. The stands make much more sense as Niko explains them and I'm more confident practicing them in my own home than I am in a "live" class. Even through a video, Niko's guidance and voice calm through as so calming and supportive and most importantly genuine. All of Niko's series are wonderful.

MatrangasTonk, posted on February 23, 2010

This is a great class. It is challenging and opening. I especially appreciate Nico\'s comments throughout the poses concerning why we do yoga, and the true nature of ourselves.

myyogaonline, posted on January 6, 2010

Hello Stine. Yes, the music in Savasana is by artist Clair Oaks - you can find all of her music in our music store in the \'yoga rhythms\' section. Namaste.

Stine, posted on January 3, 2010

I love this class! Thanks. Anyone who can tell me the name of the beautiful music played in shavasana?

, posted on May 6, 2009

This is the class you can use to move to that next level. You will recognize most of the positions, but Nico takes them further with kindness and knowledge he passes on to you. With an open mind you will definitely have fun doing this class.
The upper body work-out of this class is tremendous. I can not say enough about this class.

dduggan, posted on April 2, 2009

WOW....I am always looking for different sequencing, preparatory poses, etc......I will use this in my next yoga class...Great job Nico....wonderful voice. Please Nico, give us more. A heartfelt thank you from a fellow teacher.

sdford, posted on March 27, 2009

Nico is a great teacher. I tried yoga at Yogapod ( North vancouver), but even in videos online he beats all of their teachers hands down. He has the gift to teach which is very rare. I have been using his Ashtanga flow video for the past year and I am happy to try his new ones.

sarawhit, posted on February 24, 2009

This is my favorite class. Nico is creative and challenging, but this class is appropriate for intermediates as well as advanced students, as the advanced postures are optional. I\'ve used some of his wonderful sequencing in my own classes. Please, more advanced classes from Nico!

LMD, posted on September 4, 2014

This is a powerful class that awakens your spine and leaves you in deep peace. I am moved spiritually as a result of the spinal challenges. THe music is an integral part of the practice as is Nico's deliberate, thoughtful coaching.
Thank you.

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.