#EverybodyYoga Day 2 - Bridge Pose

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#EveryBodyYoga Challenge

Pose #2 - Bridge Pose

Bridge pose is pretty simple but it offers some amazing benefits that you might not be aware of;
it opens your chest, heart, and shoulders while stretching your spine, the back of your neck, your thighs, and your hips! The best part is that your heart is higher than your head in this pose, which means it is considered a mild inversion (yet tremendously less strenuous than other inversions, such as the headstand) and it holds all the benefits of inversions: relief from stress, fatigue, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, and mild depression! This pose is great preparation for deeper backbends or, if practiced with a block, as a restorative pose as well.

Bridge Pose is easy, start on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Extend your arms along the floor, keeping your palms flat. Press your feet and arms firmly into the floor, exhale and lift your hips toward the ceiling drawing your tailbone up, reach your hands towards your heels. Hold for around a minute, breathing deeply and steadily. Come out of the pose by slowly rolling your spine back onto the floor, vertebra by vertebra. Always work within your own limits and abilities.

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