Bridge Pose (or Setu Bandhasana) is a safe and rejuvenating back-bend great for beginners and experienced yogis or athletes who want to go deeper. It stretches and strengthens the front and back body, can reduce backache and headaches as well as alleviate stress. (Stress bad! Yoga good!) This video part of our Foundations of Yoga series suitable for beginners and great for anyone attempting to get back to a practice or deepen a current practice.
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Oh Bridge Pose- how I love thee! Just let me count the ways...
Bridge is an excellent and safe back bend for those new to Yoga practice. We have options to support the body with props to make the posture more restorative (see modifications) and if you are an experience yogi or athlete I encourage you to not overlook this back bend as it offers to much opportunity for space and observation. If you are eyeing deeper back bending asanas, then this is the perfect pose to safely and consciously increase flexibility in the spine, integrate the breath and open the front body. Remember, take your time! Enjoy the journey and the practice.