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.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
By Claudia Cummins
Some days seem to race by without us ever being truly here for them.
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
By Ann Pizer
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana ...
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: Bandha, Sarvangasana, Yoga, Asana, Prana