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SETU BANDHASANA

(BRIDGE POSE)

Before you start with any asana or breathing exercise, it is always advised to start with a warm-up yoga.  

Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose)

 

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the back muscles

  • Calms the brain, reducing anxiety, stress, and depression

  • Opens up the lungs and reduces thyroid problems

  • Helps improve digestion

 

How to do?

  • To begin, lie on your back.

  • Fold your knees and keep your feet hip-distance apart on the floor, with knees and ankles in a straight line. Keep your arms beside your body, palms facing down.

  • Inhaling, slowly lift your lower back, middle back and upper back off the floor; supporting your weight with your shoulders, arms, and feet.

  • Keep breathing in and out normally for 3-4 rounds, feel the stretch of lower back, stomach, thigh and chest muscles.

  • While breathing out gently come back to normal position. Repeat this for two to three rounds.

 

Caution: 

  •  Avoid doing this pose if you are suffering from neck and back injuries.

 

I will be narrating the steps to follow. Please watch the video and keep up.

Comments are highly appreciated. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

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Here is the video!