Yoga Pose Of The Day – Bridge Pose

Bridge pose is one of the main poses commonly used for spinal flexibility. This is a perfect pose to add to your wellness regimen if you sit for long hours every day.

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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

Here are some of the benefits of Bridge Pose:

  • Opens the chest (heart chakra opener)
  • Stretches the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Supports respiratory function
  • Tones the glutes, thighs, and hamstrings
  • It’s a mood enhancer
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Increases spinal flexibility
  • Supports thyroid function

Tips for beginner yogis:

  • Bring your heels close to your glutes
  • Place a block under by your lower back for a restorative version of this pose
  • Hold this pose for at least 5 breaths
  • Squeeze your knees towards each other or place a block in between your legs and squeeze the block in between your legs
  • To exit, keep your hands on your mat and roll your spine down one vertebra at a time.

Try this pose in the morning after you wake up, or after a long day at work. Let me know in the comments if you like regular bridge or bridge with a yoga block underneath. I’ll catch you all on the next post!