Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose, variation)

Description

Lie back again, this time with bent legs. Lift your hips and place a block under your sacrum—at a height that is comfortable. Keep your upper arms parallel to each other, bending at the elbows to move your forearms perpendicular to the ground. Turn your palms toward your face, and place the tips of your index fingers to the tips of your thumbs. Lightly press down with your feet. Press your shoulders down, softening and lifting the base of your neck. Your chest is now in a backbend for easy breathing. Stay here for 5–10 minutes.