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Supported Bridge Pose

Angle-Based Images: Supported Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Bridge Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Supported Bridge Pose Video
Supported Bridge Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying on your back.
Supported Bridge Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Bend your knees, and place feet hip-distance apart under your knees.
Supported Bridge Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Lift your hips and place a block underneath you at whatever setting feels best for your back. Lower sacrum onto the block.
Supported Bridge Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Release your arms to either side of your and breathe here for at least three deep breaths. To release, come onto balls of your feet, lift your hips, remove the block off to the side, and gently release back onto the ground.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from neck or back maladies.

Benefits

Stretches the spine, abdominals, hips, back, and chest. Is thought to help lower back pain. Promotes relaxation and alleviates stress. Relieves stomach cramping. Is believed to aid digestion. This pose is said to be helpful for asthmatics.

Modifications

Adjust the block as necessary to open your back to your desired degree.

Related Exercises

  • Mobility Exercises
  • Pelvis Exercises
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