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Bridge Pose

Angle-Based Images: Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Bridge Pose Video
Bridge Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying on your back.
Bridge Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Bend your knees and place your feet on the ground hip-width apart with your arms on either side of you reaching toward your heels. Outer edges of your feet are parallel.
Bridge Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Press into your feet (especially into the big toe mound), lengthen through your tailbone, and lift your hips.
Bridge Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Interlace your hands together underneath you, and, if it feels good, wiggle your shoulders closer together one at a time. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from neck or back maladies.

Benefits

Stretches the spine, abdominals, hips, back, and chest. Strengthens thighs and glutes. Is alleged to alleviate lower back pain. Promotes relaxation and alleviates stress. Is thought to improve digestion. Improves posture and confidence. Is This pose is said to be helpful for asthmatics.

Modifications

For a more advanced variation, lift one leg toward the ceiling.

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