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Foldaway Backbender

  • Foldaway Backbender
  • Foldaway Backbender folds neatly into itself
  • Foldaway Backbender using Kapotasana Extension
  • Foldaway Backbender viparita dandasana

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 with Kapotasana Extension.

The second generation of IYOGAPROPS well known folding backbender, now with square cross bars for greater comfort and with kapotasana extension for increased functionality. Foldable for easy storage and is elegantly finished.

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Foldaway Backbender with Kapotasana Extension. 
Designed and manufactured by IYOGAPROPS.

The foldaway backbender with Kapotasana extension is the second generation of IYOGAPROPS well known folding backbender. Now with square cross bars for greater comfort and with kapotasana extension for increased functionality. Can be folded in half for convenient space saving storage and easily separated into two parts for use as a mini backbender or for supported Supta Virasana. It has an elegant finish and offers efficient use. Weighs only 10kgs - while safely supporting up to 150kgs. 

WEIGHT: 10kg
FINISH: Coated with durable matte finish laquer
Packed in box measurements: 84cm x 43cm x 41cm

“I truly love the Foldaway Backbender. It looks beautiful in my yoga room and is functional for so many different backbends. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
— Judith Hanson Lasater
Judith Hanson Lasater with B. K. S. Iyengar

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d. in East-West Psychology and physical therapist has taught yoga around the world since 1971.  She is a founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA, as well as of Yoga Journal magazine.  Ms. Lasater trains yoga teachers in virtually every state of the United States, and is often an invited guest at international yoga conventions.  She is president emeritus of the California Yoga Teachers' Association as well as the author of numerous articles on yoga and health for nationally recognized magazines.

Can be used for a wide variety of poses:
Viparita Danasana (supportred inverted staff pose)
Kapotasana (pidgeon pose)
Ustrasana (camel pose)
Setu Banda Sarvangasana (supported bridge poses)
Vrsichikasana (scorpion pose - for advanaced practitioners)
Supta Virasana (supine hero pose)
Matsyasana (fish pose)
Simple cross legs
and more....

The Foldaway Backbender is a new adaptation of BKS Iyengar’s classic ‘backbend bench’. In his lifetime BKS Iyengar was widely regarded as the foremost contemporary teacher of yoga asana (posture). His technique emphasises precise alignment and deep absorption in each pose. From the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Puna, India, Iyengar’s inspirational teaching spawned hundreds of Yoga schools around the world. Fundamental to his approach was the notion of practicing each pose in a way which is appropriate to the experience and fitness of the practitioner. For that purpose he developed and systematised the use of a number of yoga props.

Props assist the practice of those unable to achieve the deepest version of a pose. Props also enable practitioners to stay in a pose for a longer time than would otherwise be possible, especially during a ‘restorative’ practice. Mr Iyengar developed the backbend bench to assist with the practice of back bends or poses involving spinal extension (arching the spine backwards).

The Foldaway Backbender was designed by Peter Harley.

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