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Bridge pose - Setu bandhasana

***Opens throat (4th) and Heart (5th) Chakras***

Lie on back, bend knees, soles of feet flat on ground, arms by side shoulder width palms to ground, take deep breath. With out-breath push buttocks upward , contracting buttock muscles to lower back, hold then come back down slowly, upper back touching floor first. Rest, connect to Earth.

Benefits:

-grounds

-strengthens buttocks

-connection with Earth

-strengthens back

-stimulates Kundalini (male energy)

-creates chest expansion

-strengthens neck (5th chakra)

-shoulder opening (4th chakra)

-in backbends one comes face to face with boundaries of our flexibility


CAUTION: red face could indicate high blood pressure, student should be advised not to practice this posture.

 

Revised: 12/27/2010

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***CAUTION: please consult with your doctor before beginning a new Yoga exercise program***

Colleen Rawn-Boicey

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