Bridge Pose – Setu Banhasana
SET-too BAHN-dah

Setu = Dam, Dike or Bridge
Bandha = Lock

How to do

– Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet hip width apart
– Keep your arms by your side, palms on the floor
– Lift the hips towards the ceiling, knees reaching toward front of your space
– Keep your feet and palms flat on the floor

Benefits

– Stretches the chest, neck, and spine
– Calms the brain and helps alleviate stress
– Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
– Rejuvenates tired legs
– Improves digestion

Contraindications

– Recent or chronic injury to ankles, knees, hips, back or neck

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