Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sethu Bandhasana

The term Sethu Bandhasana has been derived from the words 'Sethu', whch means bridge, and 'Bandha', which means lock. It literally means 'constructing a bridge' and mainly comprises of building a sort-of 'bridge' with the body, mostly making use of hips and legs. Sethu Bandhasana is mainly meant to help the body relax and get rid of stress. The yoga asana also helps strengthens the muscles of the buttocks, apart from the back and hamstrings and is great for invigorating and refreshing tired legs. It even stimulates the thyroid gland and the lungs, if practiced on a regular basis.

  • First of all, you need to lie down on your back, on a smooth and firm surface, mostly the floor.
  • Now, bend both the knees, while placing your feet flat on, and parallel to, the floor.
  • Keep your legs and feet hip-width apart and parallel to each other.
  • Your arms need to go to the side of your body. Keep your palms facing downward and have your fingertips lightly touch the heels.
  • The arms should be placed down in such a way that area between the shoulder blades lifts from the ground gently.
  • As you inhale, put down pressure into your arms and shoulders, thrusting with your feet, so as to life your chest fully, raising the spine upwards.
  • Now, take a couple of slow and deep breaths and hold the position for 5 to 7 breaths.
  • Exhaling your breath, return to the original position and gradually, roll the spine back to the floor.

Most IMPORTANTLY due listen to Lotus by Liquid Stanger to help make movements more fluid


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