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Foldaway Backbender

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 World renowned Foldaway Backbender with Kapotasana Extension.

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

iYogaprops world-renowned design

Open your chest and improve spinal flexibility with the hugely popular Foldaway Backbender.  Use it to prepare for strong backbends in your practice or simply to release the spine and shoulders after a hard day at work.

Foldaway backbender with Kapotasana extension is the second generation of IYOGAPROPS well known folding backbender. Now with square crossbars for greater comfort and with the brilliant Kapotasana extension for increased functionality.

Foldaway Backbender 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 lacquer finish making it not only your most useful piece of furniture but an attractive conversation piece as well.

Weighs only 10kgs - while safely supporting up to 150kgs. 

Weight: 10kg
Finish: Coated with durable matte finish lacquer


  • Folded (stored) measurements 80cm x 44cm x 41cm - 10kg

  • Unfolded as Viparritta Dandasana bench 137cm long x 42cm high x 41cm wide  - 10kg

  • Shipping carton size: 84cm x 45cm x 39cm - 11 kg

See the Foldaway Backbender in action here on YouTube

“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, 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.

Foldaway Backbender Instructions PDF Download link

Can be used for a wide variety of poses:
Viparita Danasana (supported inverted staff pose)
Kapotasana (pigeon pose)
Ustrasana (camel pose)
Setu Banda Sarvangasana (supported bridge poses)
Vrsichikasana (scorpion pose - for advanced 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 emphasizes 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 that is appropriate to the experience and fitness of the practitioner. For that purpose, he developed and systematized 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 backbends or poses involving spinal extension (arching the spine backward).

The Foldaway Backbender was designed by Peter Harley.

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