Breaking Down the Series - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose) is part of both our Heat A and Heat B classes. This pose opens the chest and stretches the pectorals, deltoids and intercostals. It also releases tension in upper and lower back while strengthening rhomboids and quadriceps. In order to get the most benefits out of this pose there are some things to look for when you are doing Bridge Pose. 

Common misalignments in bridge pose:
  • Toes out to the side and heels turn in
  • Knees not in line with the hips
  • Palms apart
  • Chest not lifted
  • Back of arms on mat

Things to focus on in your bridge pose:
  • Toes point straight out in front, heels straight back
  • Knees are over ankles, hip distance, and point straight out in front
  • Palms together
  • Hips lift
  • Sides of arms on mat, so chest has space to lift

Take a moment to check yourself next time you are doing Bridge Pose or ask your Heat Yoga Teacher. 

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