The bridge pose is accomplished while coming down
from the shoulder stand pose, with the feet going into
the opposite direction. The spine experiences a reverse
bend and all neck pressure is relieved. Holding this
pose is beneficial for the back and abdominal muscles.
Entering and exiting the pose helps develop stronger
wrists and a more flexible spine. The thumbs should be
pointed in the same direction as the shoulder stand,
otherwise injury could occur.
The first step in this pose is to lie on the back and
hold the feet together while keeping the knees bent.
Just like the shoulder stand try to lift the hips as far
as possible by placing the hands on the lower back.
While in the shoulder stand prepare for the bridge,
reverse the movements until out of the shoulder stand
pose. After doing this a few times go back to the
shoulder stand and bend the right leg while lowering it
to the floor.
Bring the left leg down together with the right and
maintain the pose while inhaling deeply for a few
moments. Take one deep breath and go into the shoulder
stand and then release the pose and come out of it. In
time it will be possible to lower both legs
simultaneously. This is a difficult pose for those
lacking spinal flexibility, but it is achievable by
anyone willing to invest a bit of time into practicing
History of Yoga
Yoga Health Benefits
Yoga Positions for Beginners
Yoga Bow Pose
Yoga Bridge Pose
Yoga Cobra Pose
Yoga Easy Pose