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Bridge Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Level :  Equipment : No
Lower Back

Bridge Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Start by lying on your back, with knees bent, heels drawn close to the glutes, feet hip distance apart and arms at your sides (palm facing down). You should be able to tickle the back of the heels with your fingers.

Step 2:
Inhale to prepare.

Step 3:
Exhale to press the feet into the ground and raise the hips up towards the ceiling.

Step 4:
Press the shoulders into the ground and interlace the fingers to create a strong platform with the arms.

Step 5:
There should be little to no pressure on the head and neck at all times as the knees remain hip distance apart a chest raises up towards the chin.

Step 6:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Top Tip:

- Stretches the chest, neck, and spine
- Calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression
- Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
- Rejuvenates tired legs
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
- Relieves menstrual discomfort when done supported
- Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache, and insomnia
- Therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
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