bridges

crossing over

 

“asanas act as bridges to unite the body and the mind, and the mind with the soul” ~ BKS Iyengar

my yoga practice builds clarity, dissolves resistance, and helps me move from one place to another

even one conscious breath can connect your mind to your body and this present moment in time

In yoga asana,  “bridge pose” or, (SET-too BAHN-dah)
setu = dam, dike, or bridge
bandha = lock
has many benefits

  • 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

There are many variations, both restorative and more energizing! Use your pose to connect you to better health!

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Rana Waxman Rana Waxman (818 Posts)

Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.


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