Kneeling backbend pose with knee catch




Featured demonstrator
Alejandro

Kneeling backbend pose overview

Once a contortionist is more comfortable with grabbing their ankles, or able to place the forearms alongside the legs they will eventually reach their knees. At this point they can start to progress towards triplefold. This pose is a massive test of not only back and hip flexibility, but shoulder mobility also. The contortionist needs to be able to rotate the shoulders and extend in order to be able to reach the knees.



Progressions before this pose

All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.


Advanced progressions

If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations