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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It has notions: When Joy did a backbend today, a pop-up message immediately suggested she calm down.
Then on his own as the tormented Schumann in Robert Schumann's "Davidsbundlertanze," he ranged from the numbness of the emotionally drained composer to the agony expressed by a wrenching backbend.
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.
Fastest Human Backbend Walk - Leilani Franco (UK/Philippines) travelled in a backbend position a distance of 20 m (65 ft 7.
Elaborating on the major exercises that Dhawan does, Manoj said: " He practises pranayam, surya namaskar, headstand, shoulderstand, backbend and other balancing postures.
James toys mercilessly with me and jokes that I'm turning him on when I manage to get a breastbouncing backbend right.
Options include a heart-centered practice, a flowing backbend segment, standing poses, and meditation to promote relaxation.
For those who have found it impossible to perform a proper bow position in yoga (essentially, a backbend with your hands and feet on the floor), it can be particularly rewarding to do it with "wings", because the support of the hammock makes it easier to extend your spine.
The signature move, the dip, is also the most impressive: coming off a backbend or a quadruple spin, voguers propel themselves onto the floor with mach force and land flat on their backs--one foot tucked behind them, one foot straight out or hovering in the air.