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Precautions Bridge Pose

The Bridge pose is also known as Setu Bandhasana, which means construction of a bridge. In this posture, the whole body forms an arch which is supported at one end by the crown of the head and at the other on the feet,hence the name.

Unlike many backbends, this asana can be hold for longer period of time without risking injury to the lower back, because the back is protected by the working of strong leg muscles.

The Bridge stretches the chest and the neck. It opens the heart and lungs, stimulates the abdominal organs and
regulates the thyroid and endocrine system. It increases blood circulation.

Note: The Bridge is a good preparatory posture for the Wheel pose.

Although the Bridge posture is a safe and excellent asana with huge benefits, there are some health conditions in
which this pose should not be practice.

Three important reasons (out of many) not to do the Bridge:

1) If you have any problem with your knees avoid practicing this pose as it is places a lot of tension on the knees.

2) In case of neck, shoulder or spinal injury this pose should be avoided.

3) Not advised in a last trimester of a pregnancy (6–9 months).