“Bridge”, a great pose for on or off the board.
When to perform
- On your core training day.
- Any time your emphasis is on strengthening the glutes.
- As part of a floor core flow.
- Strengthens the glutes, legs and ankles.
- Assists in protecting the lower back.
- (*) When performed in a flow it reestablishes proper thoracic diaphragm function.
- It reverses the effects of sitting on a chair.
- Stimulates the reproductive organs, the abdominal organs, the lungs and thyroid.
- Rejuvenates tired legs.
Benefits specific to SUP
- Assists in strengthening the glutes in order to protect the back, knees and ankles.
- (*) It also strengthens the thoracic diaphragm which ensures better lung functioning, hence lower risk of injury.
How to perform
- Lie on your back with your knees bent at hip distance and your feet on the floor, in line with your knees.
- Using your glutes, move your hips towards the sky.
- Push your heels, feet and shoulders firmly into the ground.
- Use your glutes, not your hamstrings.
- Lower the butt to the ground.
This pose can be performed statically or in a flow.
(*) means that it must be performed in a specific way for this effect to occur.
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