Sethubandhanasaana or Bridge Pose
How to do Sethubandhanasaana or Bridge Pose
- Lie on the mat, bend your knees, legs shoulder width apart.
- Catch the ankles of both legs with your hands.
- Relax the body and mind.
- Inhale and with the support of the arms slowly raise your hips as much as possible and shoulders and head on the floor.
- Getting a good arch to the upper back as well.
- Close the eyes and relax the whole body in the final pose for as long as comfortable.
- Hold the position for 30 seconds, release the hands, lower the back and return to the relaxation position.
Beginners should hold the final position for a few seconds only and gradually
increasing the time over a period of weeks.
- One shouldn’t perform this pose if suffering from neck pain.
- In back injury, it should be avoided.
- Skip the yoga poses if one having knee pain.
- Avoid it during shoulder injury.
- Avoid turning your head right or left while you are in the pose.
- The bridge reverses the stretch off the shoulder stand.
- Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
- Strengthens abdominal and lumbar muscles.
- Improves circulation of blood
- Helps alleviate stress and mild depression
- Calms the brain and central nervous system
- Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve symptoms of menopause
- Reduces a backache and headache
- Reduces fatigue, anxiety, and insomnia
- Rejuvenates tired legs
- Relieves symptoms of asthma and high blood pressure
- Therapeutic for hypertension, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
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