The Bridge Pose

Sethubandha in Sanskrit means a bridge. There are two ways to begin this asana or yoga pose. You can either come to this posture from the Sarvangasana or from lying on your back on the floor.

Lie down on your back. Bend the knees. Place your feet flat on the floor with the heels close to the buttocks.

Lift the hips and support the back with both hands. Remember to keep the head and shoulders firmly on the ground. Lift the hips more until you make a good arch at the upper back as well.

Remain in this position for thirty seconds and slowly lower the back after releasing the supporting hands. Relax….

Effect: From health point of view This asana relieves backache. Organs in the chest and lower abdominal area get proper exercise.