Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Spiritual Benefits
Every now and then, we need to heal ourselves either through yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, or other related practices. When it comes to healing ourselves and yoga, one asana that you will likely use is the Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. It is also known as the healing pose or the bridge pose. Props of the pose make it a restorative pose that many people love to use to heal themselves. But there are other benefits of using the bridge pose on your yoga practice. One of them is its spiritual benefits. Here are some of the things you need to know about Setu BandhaSarvangasana and its spiritual benefits.
What is Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose?)
The Bridge pose is one of the ancient yoga postures. It is a basic backbend pose that yogis use to prepare for an advanced backend version of the pose. The term Setu means “the Bridge,” Bandha means “a lock,” Sarva means “all,” Anga means “limb,” and asana means “pose.” The Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is straightforward to do asana and has all the benefits your body and mind needs.
How to do the bridge pose
To enter the bridge pose, you need to:
- Lie on your back with your hands and feet and the mat and your knees bent
- Bolster your hips and spine and adjust your shoulder over the edge of your bolster. Your shoulder should rest on the floor
- Using a belt, tie it on your thighs and keep them internally rotated
- If you can’t hold your hip is a raised position, place a block under your waist and another one under your feet against the wall.
- Reals both your arms
- Close your eyes, stay in that position for a few minutes or more. You can take as long as 5 to 20 minutes and even longer if you wish.
In the case of any discomfort, you can tuck your buttock or raise your feet a little higher.
Spiritual benefits of Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Practicing the Bridge pose exercises your hips, quadriceps, biceps, and triceps. It also expands your chest, calms your mind, and also provide comfort to your nervous system. However, this pose also has its spiritual benefits. Some of them include:
Stimulates your chakras:chakras are related to both your energetic and spiritual side of you. The bridge pose stimulates different chakras like the Throat, heart, and root chakras to help them perform a variety of functions. For example, once the root chakra is stimulated, it helps you remain connected, and the heart chakra promotes love, warmth, and healing.
Awakens your spiritually sense:aside from awakening all your senses, the Setu Bandha Sarvangasana pose awakens even your spiritual sense. It offers you the opportunity to learn and understand your spiritual side, and the movement helps with giving your attention. After the pose, you end up feeling refreshed and energized.
Climb into the moment:the ridge pose opens all your senses and allows you to take notice of the present. You start to notice the warmth and coolness within. As you grow familiar with the practice, over the weeks and month, you become mindful of everything in your life.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana can be described as a way to tackle your “daily invocations that beckons you back into the heart of life and to the bright and dazzling moment right before your eyes.”The benefits that come with this practice are far more reaching than other asanas. The asana and other practices, the bridge pose reminds you that you can reawaken all your sense, every fiber within you and to savor every struggle, wave and stretch life gives you.