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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

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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.
There are two primary versions of this asana with several variations of each.


Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
By Ann Pizer
Bridge Pose - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana ...

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.

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). Thus literally Setu bandha Sarvangasana means a bridge that flows the energy into body.

Bridge pose (~), 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.

Wheel Pose may be entered from a supine position or through a less rigorous supine backbend, such as ~ (Bridge Pose).

Little Bridge (~): 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.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Bandha, Sarvangasana, Yoga, Asana, Prana?

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