Strike a {Yoga} Pose: Bridge Pose

You might be reading this as I’m panicking through the sign-up process for the Dumbo Double Dare. Wish me luck!

We’ve been doing a lot of bridge pose in my yoga classes lately. Personally, I love bridge pose (Sanskrit: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana). It makes me feel somewhat flexible. 🙂 You can also do a full back bend (Wheel Pose or Urdhva Dhanurasana) as a variation of bridge–after warming up, of course, and if it’s in your practice. Remember, do not force yourself into any poses. Specifically, if it hurts, come out of the pose.

Strike a [Yoga] Pose: Bridge Pose

According to Yoga Journal, this asana has quite a few benefits, from alleviating menstrual cramps to improving digestion. Here’s a great video that shows you how to do the bridge pose. Enjoy!

Bridge Pose | Yoga With Adriene from Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.

Other Resources about Bridge/Wheel Pose

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p.s. I love Adriene’s “Foundations of Yoga” series on her blog. Check it out!


Is Bridge Pose in your practice? How about Wheel Pose?

What’s Your Favorite yoga pose?


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Author: Whitney

Runner. Cook. Editor. Blogger. French Fry Connoiseur.

12 thoughts on “Strike a {Yoga} Pose: Bridge Pose”

    1. I’m still working on getting up in wheel again. I used to be able to do it, but I didn’t practice yoga for a while and lost the ability. That’s why we’re taking the leap! 🙂

    1. I’m loving it too! Way to go on wheel pose! That’s a tough one. I actually did camel pose today without feeling faint. Little triumphs are awesome.

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