Hello My Beautiful People! I’m feeling amazing after yesterdays, Arching Pigeon, great stretch. Today’s pose, Bridge Pose, reminds us to put our backs into it all. Life can put many weights on our backs, but now is the time to get better at bending and never breaking.
Bridge pose helps build your core and lower body strength. It lengthens and strengthens the spine, energizes the body, and stimulates the endocrine and nervous systems.
Don’t be afraid of Bridge pose, and don’t get annoyed if you cant do it the way you thought you would after the first few tries. Help is okay, try this adjusted bridge pose to help get your back flexing and ready for no hands/yoga blocks.
Step By Step Bridge Pose:
- Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Place your arms at your sides, with palms down.
- Press your feet and arms firmly into the floor, Inhale and lift your hips toward the ceiling rolling your spine off of the floor slowly.
- Roll your shoulders back and underneath your body and place your hands flat on the floor underneath your shoulders (or clasp your hands). Extend your arms along the floor beneath your pelvis. Keep your thighs and feet parallel.
- Exhale, and slowly roll your spine back down to the floor
A Matr3Moni Reminder:
“NO MATTER WHAT, it’s your body and your choice.”
Please be careful while practicing; If you have prior injuries be extremely mindful of every movement and how it affects your body. By now you know your body and the difference between your pain and your stretch, so again, be careful.
Along with being mindful while practicing, you also have to be mindful of what is going on in the inside of your body and mental/spiritual realms. You can work your body in such a positive way and still counter the positive vibes by not having healthy habits and/or awareness. Do not fight against yourself, find ways to incorporate wellness habits into your daily activities.