Sethubandhasana Posture

The word “sethu” is derived from Sanskrit word meaning “bridge”, “bandha” meaning “lock” or “bind” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Lie down on your back with your legs together, hands beside your body.
  • Now bend your both legs at knees and get your feet closer to your hips.
  • While you inhale slowly lift your hips off the mat as much as you can (lift your hips, lower back and middle back off the mat if possible).
  • Hold your ankles with your palms.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • While you exhale slowly drop your hips down on the mat, slowly stretch your legs and relax in shavasana.

Benefits:

  • It helps in stimulating the thyroid gland.
  • It helps in relieving back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow.
  • It helps in improving the digestion.
  • It helps in maintain healthy nervous system.
  • It helps in reducing the stress.

Contra-Indications:

Shoulder injury, Severe Neck pain, Sever Back pain, Knee injury should avoid this asana.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert