Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
When you work with a partner in Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, you might find you can lift your chest a little bit more. The receiving partner places a strap across the width of the mat and lies down so that the strap touches the upper back.
What is Setu Bandha Sarvangasana?
In Sanskrit setu means bridge, bandha means energy-binder that directs subtle energy flow and sarvanga means whole body (balanced on shoulders and neck). Thus literally Setu bandha Sarvangasana means a bridge that flows the energy into body.
Bridge pose (setu bandha sarvangasana), variation
Tones glutes and back
Lie flat, heels hip-width apart, knees over ankles, arms alongside your body on the floor. Raise your pelvis up as you draw your tailbone toward your heels and your inner thighs toward each other.
Little Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana): Can you see how the two opposites are linked? What is the bridge between them?
Sitting Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana): As you move forward, practice patience and accepting yourself. Invoke a feeling of gratitude for your progress.