July 30, 2018 1 min read

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
[Yoga Bridge Pose]
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Setu – Bridge, Bandha – Bind/Lock, Asana – Pose/Posture; Pronounced as SAY-tuh-bun-DHAHS-ana.

This pose resembles the structure of a bridge, and therefore, it is named as such.

Some of the benefits of the bridge pose include: •This asana helps to strengthen the muscles of the back. The stretch also helps to relieve the stress trapped in the back. •This asana stretches and tones the neck, spine, and chest.
Practicing this asana reduces depression, stress, and anxiety and calms the brain. •The lungs are opened up, and thyroid problems are reduced.
This asana also massages the digestive organs, thereby helping to improve digestion. •This asana greatly benefits pregnant women and also helps alleviate menstrual pain and symptoms of menopause. •It also aids high blood pressure, sinusitis, asthma, insomnia, and osteoporosis. •With regular practice of this asana, blood circulation is improved too.

This pose, completely opens up the heart, chest, and shoulders. The back of the neck, the hip flexors, the spine, and the thighs also get a good stretch.

Your heart is placed higher than your head in this asana, and therefore, it is considered a mild inversion. Yet, it gives you all the benefits of an inversion i.e., relief from anxiety, fatigue, stress, insomnia, headaches, and mild depression. It calms the mind and reduces the blood pressure, in fact, normalizing it. The opening of the chest entails an increase in the lung capacity, and therefore, this asana greatly benefits those suffering from asthma
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