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)
Glossary of yoga poses for beginner and intermediate yogis
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Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, modified
Benefits: Strengthens upper back, inner thighs, glutes; stretches chest, hips, quads; keeps spine flexible
Helps: Anxiety, fatigue, intestinal function ...
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).
Muladhara/ Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded strengthen with Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
2. Svadisthana/ Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
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