Kneeling backbend pose

Ankle catch kneeling backbend

Kneeling backbend pose overview

Kneeling backbends are an interesting variation to backbending sequences. They can provide an intermediary step for contortionists that are still learning to hang back backwards or are learning to drop-back. Kneeling backbends also allow for progression towards more extreme contortion poses such as triplefold.

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