Jessica Cassity shows you how to perform a relaxing bridge yoga pose and offers a more energy boosting variation.
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Energy Boosting Bridge and Relaxing Yoga Poses Bridge pose is going to work the back of your body, particularly the hamstrings and glutes, and you are also going to target your abs. For a more relaxing variation, you are going to want have a yoga brick handy. To get in to the basic posture here is going to come to lying flat on the mat and then move so that the ankles are right below the knees. Bring your palms to face down and then press the feet and shoulders down lifting the hips and chest up. This is your basic bridge position. You can make it a little bit more energizing by rolling the shoulders under and bring them the hands to clasp behind the back. You are going to press the pinky side of the hands down. You can also bring one leg off by lifting one foot up towards the ceiling in keeping the hips and chest making this pose really energizing. After a few breathes, you are going to replace that foot down and then lift the other one up. So again, hold here for a few breathes if you are making the pose energizing and then place it down. You can also make the pose a bit more relaxing. And to do so, you are going to take that yoga brick. So you are going to start up the same way lying flat and lifting the hips up. Only this time, slide that yoga brick behind the back of your pelvis and bring your pelvis to relax on it. This way, aren’t working the pose at all. You can actually turn the palms to face up and close your eyes relaxing in this position. Which ever bridge variation you do, hold the pose for about 60 seconds.