Five health benefits of doing the bridge pose

Updated: Dec 20, 2013, 23:48 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Liji Varghese

New Delhi: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or the bridge pose awakens the senses, has a calming effect on the brain and energizes the body making one feel completely rejuvenated and revitalized.

Here are the health benefits of the bridge pose:
1. Stretches the chest, neck and spine and relieves a tired back instantaneously
2. Calms the brain thus alleviating anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache and insomnia
3. Helpful in asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and sinusitis
4. Opens up the lungs and reduces thyroid problems
5. Helps improve digestion and relieve menstrual discomfort