Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana – How To Do, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of a bridge and hence the name – the bridge pose. This pose is also called as Setu Bandhasana which also means ‘bridge pose’. It is an inverted back-bend asana in hatha yoga practices. The pose appears as Kamapithasana explained in the 19th century book Sritattvanidhi.

It is one of the basic backbend poses. It prepares your body to perform other advanced yoga poses. It is also an intermediate level pose done in lying down position. It effectively stretches your back, neck, chest and relaxes your body.

It is a bridge which connects us to our interior. It establishes the connection of body, breath and mind and their connection with our inner selves, the spirit.
Read – Health Benefits Of Yoga: Mind And Body


Sethu Bandha – Bridge
Sarvanga = shoulder…

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