Bridge Pose is a gentle inversion that increases flexibility in any beginner yogi's spine. It stretches out a tight, compressed torso and has a surprisingly calming effect on your whole body.
- Lie flat on your back with your arms along the sides of your body, palms facing down. Bend your knees, placing your heels as close as you can to your bum.
- With your palms and feet pressing firmly into the ground, lift your hips up. Keep your palms on the mat, or clasp your hands together below your pelvis, extending through your arms. Or you can also bend your elbows and rest your hands on your lower back. If your feet are close enough, you can also hold your ankles.
- Stay here for five deep breaths, lifting your hips up as high as you can.
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