Supported Bridge Pose - Day 3
For today’s post , we look at another flexibility pose which opens the hips and relieves the lower back.
The Supported Bridge Pose - Day 3
Appropriate for all levels of fitness, the benefits of the supported bridge pose are allowing the spine to experience extension while being gently supported. It may help relieve back pain.
Make sure you have a yoga block. A yoga block can be turned to stand at three different heights, so you can choose the height that is the most comfortable.
IF you do not have a yoga block , just be sure to use a sturdy book with the supported bridge since your weight is going to be resting on it.
For a variation and gentle hip opener, you can slowly relax your knees out to the side and rest on your hands comfortably on your hips.
Lie on your back then bend the knees, placing the feet on the floor about hip-width apart. Bring your heels up to touch with your middle finger for proper placement of the feet on the floor.
Lift your hips and place the block underneath lower back. Then gently, lower your sacrum onto the block.
Release the arms to either side. Once you feel steady, place the bottoms of your feet together and allow the knees to fall apart. Stay in your pose for ten deep breaths.
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