Begin this backbend journey by spreading and releasing the muscles and fascia of your calves in preparation for Virasana (Hero Pose). Mobilize your shoulders with a delicious stretch on blocks, revisit the lengthening of your quadriceps in Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose), and work for a deep head-to-floor version of Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose). Then stretch your hip flexors in Anjaneyasana (Anjaneyas’ Pose, Low Lunge) to practice Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) variations, culminating in Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow Pose). Learn more prop techniques to leverage and optimize your backbend practice. Prop list: 1 blanket, 2 blocks, strap.