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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Yoga  Self realization  Setu Bandhasana
04/19/2014

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)
Savasana (relaxation)
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: See also: Sarvangasana, Bandha, Yoga, Stretch, Sirsasana

Yoga  Self realization  Setu Bandhasana
04/19/2014

 
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