Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
Bridge pose or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. Crack that heart open! This pose improves digestion, helps with stress and mild depression, and rejuvenates tired legs. If you have asthma, high blood pressure, sinuses, or carpal tunnel this is a great pose.
Start lying on your back on the floor. Bend your knees to your glutes, hip width apart and reach your hands to your heels. Inhale and on an exhale, press your feet into the floor and lift your pelvis and hips to the sky. Rock your right and left shoulder under your chest. Keep your inner feet parallel and the glutes firm but not hard. Your knees should be right over your ankles, in line with your hips. Rotate your inner upper thighs downward to broaden your lower back. Lift your chin off your chest. If you would like you can interlace your fingers under your back. You can also do this pose with a block underneath your hips for a great supported bridge.
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