Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is a useful asana to follow Ustrasana or Sirsasana because it lengthens the back of your neck in the same way that Sarvangasana does after Sirsasana.
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
By Ann Pizer
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana ...
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
Calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) ...
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana on bolsters or a bench (supported bridge)
Adho Mukha Vrksasana (arm balance or hand stand) ...
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).
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.
Then supported Dwi Pada Viparita Dandsana (back bending off a chair), supported Kapotasana (again, back arching off chair with arms in headstand position on the floor), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (supported bridge), ...
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.
See also: Sarvangasana, Bandha, Yoga, Stretch, Sirsasana