- Lie on your back with your arms at your sides on the floor. Bend your knees with your feet on the floor slightly apart and comfortably close to your buttocks.
- As you inhale, press down on your feet keeping your chin down toward your chest, and raise your pelvis until your neck is gently flattened on the floor, while raising your arms over your head and extending them straight out on the floor behind you.
- As you exhale, return to the starting position.
- Repeat this 6 times.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredHere's how to do the yoga bridge pose:
Dawn Marcus, Neurology, answeredThe yoga bridge pose is a gentle backbend that opens the chest and stretches the abdominal wall.
Start from downward facing dog. Step forward, take a seat, and lie back on your mat. Put your feet flat on the mat, with your arms along your sides. Press down into your feet and hands, and lift your hips off the mat. Make sure your feet are hip-width apart. To intensify the posture, interlace your hands under your bridge. Hold for five breaths and release. Repeat twice.
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