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Yoga for a Bendy Back

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Part 2 of PranaVayu Yoga with David Magone is filmed live in Boston. This one hour accelerated sequence begins with guided breathing practices to help you release stress, a structured sequence of postures that will help you deepen postures such as the bow and the wheel, and concludes with a Buddhist inspired meditation on loving kindness. For optimal effect, practice this video twice weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Click to read the full description of the PranaVayu method and how to follow the complete 3 week cycle for optimal benefits.


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sabri67, posted on April 21, 2015

Sometimes I forget this beautiful class, how good it is for the back and the energy that it gives. I am happy I have done it again, it feels so great afterwards. Thank you and many blessings for all your wonderful classes!

pranavayu, posted on December 7, 2015

Thanks so much Sabri!

energiayoga, posted on November 25, 2014

Thank you for the perfect instruction. Hardly looked at the video.

OneLove2002, posted on August 10, 2014

@pranavayu David, another wonderful practice. I always find backbends to be quite challenging, but your detailed instruction really helps me to feel safer as I move into the asana. Thank you also for the tip on making the lotus more comfortable. I was having the same shin discomfort as ruhamahcaulkins, and I just tried moving my ankles and it really helped! Namaste.

kathipaul, posted on February 18, 2014

Such a great class. With all of your videos, I love the way you talk through the poses. Even though my face is often not looking anywhere near the screen, I can follow you through all the transitions easily.

pranavayu, posted on January 29, 2014

@RuhamahcaulkinsHi Ruhama! I'm sorry that I didn't see this question sooner. I would recommend loosening up the lotus a bit. Sometimes, when if the legs are drawn really high up on the thighs it can create an uncomfortable sensation in the shins. Try sliding you knees outward a little bit, and let your ankles slide outward on the thigh as well. Hope that helps!

pranavayu, posted on January 29, 2014

@AndygHi Andy! The dots appear to be Lululemon logos. :-)

pranavayu, posted on January 29, 2014

@sabri67 That's so cool Sabri! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. I'm really glad that the practice helped alleviate your back pain!

sabri67, posted on January 29, 2014

Dear David, I had a low back pain for a couple of days and was not sure I should do this class but it helped! The day after I took the class, my back was perfect again! You are a wonderful teacher, one of my favourite of myyogaonline.

Andyguck, posted on December 31, 2013

What are those white dots that everyone is wearing in the video?

Ruhamahcaulkins, posted on November 7, 2013

I love these videos and am entering week two of the accelerated classes. During the full lotus pose, I am having discomfort. I have no tightness/discomfort getting my feet to my hip, but I feel like there is a lot of pressure on my tibia bones as I bend forward even though my body will allow me to bend forward. It is eased a bit by flexing my feet, but I still feel pressure on the tibia. Any tips? I have very tight hamstrings, but my hip joint is very lose. Thank you very much!

KateTT, posted on September 19, 2013

This felt amazing! I sit at my desk all day so getting my back in shape makes all the difference. Thank you once again David. Your practices are some of my favorites on MYO.

pranavayu, posted on September 1, 2013

@tribalyoga Hi Pam. This one was originally part of a full weeks practice cycle. When I stretch one range of motion intensely, I like to give my muscles some time to recover by alternating what I practice. For example, I might practice hip and hamstring opening on Tuesday and Thursday and Backbends and twists on Monday and Wednesday. You can stack it any way that you want, but I find that practicing each range of motion two to three times per week works really well.

pranavayu, posted on September 1, 2013

@chichioga Hi Lali! Thanks so much for your feedback. I'll be filming some more videos in the coming year, and I'll do my best to focus on a slower paced practice down the line. Thanks for your suggestion!

tribalyoga, posted on August 19, 2013

Why on Tuesdays and Fridays, David? Great class!

chichioga, posted on June 22, 2013

Please make another video of the same that goes much slower like 50 % slower. Slower also including the breathing sequence and longer time transitioning to poses. And the slower mystical music also nicer than the rockish music. I am older now (over 54) so these back poses are fantastic for me. However I would like to see closer shots of how to position myself more precisely as well. Not close ups or explanations that interfere with the flow of the class, just as boxed pop ups in the corner of the screen. I hope myyogaonline will support you in making another video for them because you r clear good teacher.

Fermoreira, posted on May 21, 2013

1st time - Part 2 - Loved the sequence however, realized I'm in a challenging transformational process but I will continue to practice and sure I will get there! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

davidmagone, posted on April 23, 2013

Damn Tonya! An ER nurse. Thank YOU for all that you do! I'm really glad to hear that the videos are helping bring some sanity to your day. :-)

Be well!

Hippiechickbarbie70, posted on April 23, 2013

Thank you SO much David for your many classes available here at My Yoga Online!!! I love to be able to do 90 min plus classes but never have time!!! So I LOVE to 60 min classes and just settled in to do your 3 week challenge :-)) your excellent instruction and humor always delivers a great class!! My favorites to do before headin off to my job as an ER nurse!!! Keeps me grounded and prepared for my crazy day!!!! Keep them coming PLEASE!!!! Namaste!!

pranavayu, posted on April 13, 2013

Thank you Deborah!

dc1776, posted on February 22, 2013

Thank You for another great class! I absolutely love your 3 part series!!! Your classes are the best part of my day!

AmyOBarYoga, posted on July 18, 2012

Om shanti! (Peace to all). Thanks David for another great session. ~~Amy

davidmagone, posted on June 8, 2012

Hey thanks Labhesh! Great to hear from you!

davidmagone, posted on June 8, 2012

That's really cool Kate! I agree. My middle back gets pretty tense, and nothing seems to get rid of it like some bending and twisting. Thank god for yoga right?

labhesh, posted on June 5, 2012

Great class! But we have all gotten used to great classes by David by now, haven't we? :)

KateTT, posted on June 3, 2012

Yet another quite wonderful practice. After working in the garden, bending and digging, I felt the Bendy Back practice was just what I needed. Perfect! I have no aching in my back, in fact it feels quite flexible and relaxed. Thank you David for another great Yoga practice. The twists were especially divine.

davidmagone, posted on May 14, 2012

That's so great to hear Julie Mae! It sounds like you've got a pretty busy life, and I'm happy that I've been able to help you let go of some stress.

Your work is so important, and I'm sure that many people benefit from what you give!

davidmagone, posted on May 14, 2012

Amy! How ya been?

I agree. Bending backward can be a little disconcerting and scary. You're on to the key though. Once you find a place in the pose where you feel safe, softening and letting go can help make even the most challenging backbend more accessible.

What a rush eh? Nothing kicks up energy like a backbend.

AmyOBarYoga, posted on May 8, 2012

Backbends have always sort of tested my courage. I've really started being able to relax through them and go deeper with your guidance. Much peace, ~Amy

JulieMae, posted on April 29, 2012

This class was wonderful. I have 3 small children and I am a nurse working with heavy patients. I find that this practice released a lot of tension. Thank you. I will definitely add this to my favourites.

davidmagone, posted on April 25, 2012

Glad ya liked it Esther!

evmackenzie, posted on April 25, 2012

Definitely feeling this one in the morning! I love this practice because it really helps you isolate certain muscles. Thanks again, Dave!

urubisu, posted on December 27, 2011

I have to agree with an earlier commenter, the shavasana after this is the best I've experienced. That marks an excellent practice for me. Thank you!

AmyOBarYoga, posted on November 29, 2011

Just finished the last of my week three Bendy Back. That final wheel pose felt amazing; deeper and stronger than the others I have been doing. I appreciate the instruction. Great practice. ~Peace to all~

sailornezy, posted on November 21, 2011

I'm on day 2 of the three week challenge. I really enjoyed the bendy back techniques. It really opened me up. Thank you for the videos, I love a good challenge ;)

Yogalice, posted on October 6, 2011

This is an awesome practice to open up the back. Love David's analogies! Give it a try. Very efficient 60 minute practice and a long savasana. It will tee you up for the day.

davidmagone, posted on August 15, 2011

Thanks for the shout-out from Brizil Marilia! I taught for a week on Illa Grande a few years back. Totally amazing.

mariliamello, posted on August 14, 2011

David, excellent! Many thanks from Brazil!!! Marilia

davidmagone, posted on August 14, 2011

Awesome! I'm glad that you've found the vids useful. Have fun with the 3 week challenge!

hawaiipaddler1, posted on August 13, 2011

I purchased all 4 of your videos. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Thank you for making these videos. I will commit to the 3 week cycle! I'm excited to learn more and truly get into my practice!

KParks, posted on August 13, 2011

Slow, strenuous and excellent. The shavasana is the best I have experienced. Thank you.

AUM, posted on August 8, 2011

Loved how this focuses on the back, every corner and crease felt touched and moved. Namaste

gacasasf, posted on August 7, 2011

wow I've been doing mostly power yogas for the last year so before i did this one I thought it was going to be easy. Was I ever wrong. This routine REALLY worked my lower back. I can't wait to do the 4th practice of this series. David has become my favorite teacher and I really love the meditation/comments at the beginning and at the end of his practices.

verydeep1, posted on August 7, 2011


nszrejder, posted on August 7, 2011

A great and demanding training!thank you so much!

davidmagone, posted on August 7, 2011

Thanks for practicing Sarah!

sarahzsimmons, posted on August 6, 2011

Didn't realize how much I avoid backbending. My spine thanks you!! and even though I'm a vinyasa girl at heart and can't seem to be still I rested fully in savasana (which practically never happens!) thank you!

davidmagone, posted on August 5, 2011

Good to hear Whitney!

wgodbolt, posted on August 5, 2011

This is exactly what I needed for today, Thank You!

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