backbend


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backbend

(ˈbækˌbɛnd)
n
(Gymnastics) a gymnastic exercise in which the trunk is bent backwards until the hands touch the floor

back•bend

(ˈbækˌbɛnd)

n.
an acrobatic feat in which one bends backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor.
[1955–60]
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Noun1.backbend - an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floorbackbend - an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position until the hands touch the floor
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
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Though I had a long way to go before I could probably bring my toe to scratch my nose in a formidable asana, I can't deny I had a certain buzz of energy that made me want to do a backbend and handstand or at least bound gleefully to my next activity.
Briefly the tango quantifies those elements which make sexual seduction so exciting - in this particular dance the male is dominant and with scarcely a powerful emotion left untapped, tango-dancing males swing and twist their partners and generally finish with a breathtaking backbend, where the woman's head almost touches the floor - a stylised sexual climax if you like, and certainly a recipe for a successful night in the theatre.
You can do a backbend over a big ball at home after doing [traditional] pushups on the floor," said the fitness guru.
I most certainly could not stand in bow --I couldn't even reach backwards to grip my ankle, much less hold my leg to create a backbend while standing on the opposite leg.
The 20-year-old principal displayed tight footwork, neat jumps, secure multiple turns and an arched backbend.
Once you gain more flexibility and strength in your upper back, you will backbend more easily.
It has notions: When Joy did a backbend today, a pop-up message immediately suggested she calm down.
Cat/Cow Gentle backbend to On hands and strengthen the back knees, knees muscles and directly above counteract the hips, hands normal contraction directly under that occurs due to shoulders.
Seated Lotus Pose: This is a gentle backbend that stretches out the shoulders and helps relieve stress.
I just hope to keep making music and that it is the mainstream that bends its ear to me than me backbend to the mainstream.
1 in women's singles tennis, is seen doing a backbend on the sand wearing a bold red monokini and in another shot, she dons a sensual white suit with alluring netting at the midsection.
From left: James Brown, of Nottingham, has the largest collection of vacuum cleaners (322); Leilani Franco holds the fastest human backbend walk, travelling 20m in 10.