Restorative Yoga Poses : Restorative Yoga Supported Bridge Pose with Bolster

Restorative Yoga Poses : Restorative Yoga Supported Bridge Pose with Bolster


Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is supported bridge,
or supported shoulder stand. And you’re going to need a bolster; if you don’t have a bolster,
you can certainly use some pillows, and a couple of blankets. You’re going to need a
block, again, if you don’t have a block, you can certainly find some books in your home,
and you’re going to need a strap, or your husband’s tie, or a piece of rope. So the
first thing we’re going to ask Jennifer to do is support herself on the bolster, she’s
going to sit up on the bolster, and then she’s, no, not that far, not that far, and then she’s
going to lie herself back, so she has some support from the bolster. And then she’s going
to rest her shoulders on the mat, and she can slide herself down, cause’ it’s going
to be very important to have the support in her shoulders so that there’s no, you should
be able to stick your hand through her neck, so that she’s not crushing her neck; there
needs to be room for her neck, her cervical vertabrae’s. The next thing that we want to
do is belt her legs, so that her legs can stay in without work. In our restorative poses,
we want to get as little muscle working as we can. So just to sit here, just to stand,
just to do anything, your muscles are activated. If we can stop that, for her Jennifer to hold
her legs in she has to contract her legs to get that done. The bolt the strap is going
to be able to help her with that. And then we’re going to finish this pose off by extending
her legs, using the blocks to rest. So if we didn’t have the strap, her legs would splay
out. This here, she’s getting rest, everything is resting, and she’s enjoying this pose,
making this a receiving, enjoying pose. Finish the product off, you can open up your arms,
which will help to open the chest intercostal muscles in your ribs, again, allowing for
deeper, better breathing.