Yoga Pose of the Week: Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
For Bridge Pose, come onto your back and place the soles of your feet into the mat about hip-distance wide. Arms are down by your sides. Press into your feet and palms as you send your hips high up to the sky. From here, walk your shoulder blades closer to one another underneath you and possibly clasps your hands together to give your chest more lift. To come out, slowly exhale your hips down to the mat. Repeat if wanted!
*Note: You could always lift your hips, place a block under your sacrum, then lower your hips down onto the block: Supported Bridge Pose!
-Stretches & opens the chest, neck, spine, heart, & shoulders
-Calms the brain, helps alleviate stress and mild depression
-Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
-Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache, & insomnia
-Therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis