Asanas for opening the heart

Namaste. I've been feeling lately that concentrating on heart opening asanas would be a great practice for the month of Ferbuary in honor of Valentine's Day. Problem's arise, however, when I practice too many back bends as I suffer from spinal misalignment commonly. And, I'm sure you're aware, many heart opening asanas... often include back bends. Besides Fish, Cobra, and Upwards Salutes, what other asanas would be great practice for opening of the heart, but avoiding backward bends? One of our facebook friends asked this question and received several replies - what would you advise? Swami Saradananda OM It is never a good idea to overdue anything - even heart-opening exercises. Jake: I see your point. Thanks Mei: downward facing dog, upward facing dog

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