Yoga: Bridge PoseYoga Journal, there are many benefits to practicing the Bridge Pose, including:
- Stretches the chest, neck, and spine
- Calms the brain and helps alleviate stress and mild depression
- Stimulates abdominal organs, lungs, and thyroid
- Rejuvenates tired legs
- Improves digestion
- Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
- Relieves menstrual discomfort when done supported
- Reduces anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache, and insomnia
- Therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
Rachel's TipAlways keep your knees stacked over your ankles - letting your knees splay out or go past the toes puts strain on the ligaments. To get higher into your bridge, clasp your hands underneath you and walk your shoulder blades in towards each other. You can also use a block under your tailbone to alleviate pressure in your back and make this a more restorative pose. Rachel is an instructor and co-owner of Hometown Yoga in Macon Georgia. For more information on Hometown and to see their class schedule, visit HometownMaconYoga.com. Yoga Package Giveaway: This post is brought to you as part of Piedmont’s Yoga Giveaway promotion on Facebook. For the chance to win a free package of yoga classes to Hometown Yoga, please visit our Facebook page and “Like” or “Share” one of the photos of yoga photos we have posted this week. The more photos you like or share, the better your chances to win! One person will be randomly selected at the end of the week. Thanks for participating!
posted 05/01/2017 in Blog
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