THE BRIDGE POSTURE

SETU BANDHASANA – THE BRIDGE POSTURE

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Description :

In sanskrit, ‘Sethu’  means bridge, and ‘Bandha’ means lock. It literally means ‘constructing a bridge’ and mainly comprises of building a sort-of ‘bridge’ with the body, mostly making use of hips and legs. Setu Bandhasana is effective in promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The legs and the hips do most of the work which helps in rejuvenating tired feet.

Health Benefits :

  • Stretches the chest, neck, spine, and hips
  • Strengthens the back, buttocks, and hamstrings
  • 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 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

Step 1:

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