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Yoga Exercise - Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)

Written by: ayammie

The Bridge Pose is also known as Setu Bandhasana which means construction of a bridge. It came from the words “setu” meaning bridge, “bandha” meaning lock, and “asana” meaning posture. Setu Bandhasana is effective in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The legs and the hips do most of the work which helps in rejuvenating tired feet. The Shoulderstand, Plough and the Bridge are practiced by advanced students.

STEP 1: Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet together. Keep your arms on your side, palms on the floor.

STEP 2: Lift the hips towards the ceiling, keeping your feet and palms flat on the floor.

STEP 3: Maintain your position in Step 2 and move your arms over your head.

If practiced, Setu Bandhasana tones the system by its effects on the spinal column. You can use props in doing this posture, like a chair, pillow, or anything to support your back or your legs as you stretch.

You should listen to your body if it can still do this exercise. Consult your doctor at all times.


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Tuesday 5th July 2011 at 5:56:35 AM  

Above exercise has helped me a lot with lower back pain .

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