Setu Bandhasana --> Bridge Pose

Setu Bandhasana Health Benefits

Setu Bandhasana is the last posture in AshtangaPrimary Series. It also is the only back bending posture in the Primary Series other than Upward Facing Dog. It is an advance posture so it is advisable not to practice it without a teacher present. If practiced correctly, this posture will open up your chest and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana strengthens the back muscles and neck. The throat opens, which expands and stretches the esophagus and the chest expands and stretches, which increases the lung capacity.

  • It strengthens chest, back, buttocks, hips and legs
  • Relieves backaches
  • After the posture the body feels very light and relaxed
  • It can calm the brain and reduces stress
  • Improves digestion
  • Stimulates the lungs, thyroid glands and abdominal organs
  • Improves blood circulation and normalises blood pressure


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