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In this pose, you have to lie on your back and push up, balancing just on the hands and feet. This pose is called a bridge. A back limber is a skill in which the pose is achieved by bending backward from a standing position. </P><H4 class='Asana'> How to reach the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Lie facing upward on the floor. <LI> Bend your knees and set your feet on the floor, heels as close to the sitting bones as possible. <LI> Bend your elbows and spread your palms on the floor beside your head. Forearms relatively perpendicular to the floor, fingertips pointing towards shoulders.<LI> While inhaling, slowly begin to raise the head, back and buttocks off the floor while arcing the spine.<LI> Hold for the duration of the held inhaled breath. </UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> How to release the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> When you can t hold the breath comfortable any longer, slowly exhale and return the back to the floor.<LI> Slide the legs out straight returning to the shavasan.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Benefits </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Strengthens the arms, wrists, buttocks, abdomen and spine.<LI> Stretches the lungs and chest.<LI> Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary.<LI> Increases energy and counteracts depression.<LI> Therapeutic for asthma, back pain, infertility and osteoporosis.</UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Caution </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1>Not for the persons, who have back injury, carpel tunnel and syndrome, diarrhoea, headache, heart problems, high or low blood pressure.</UL></P><P class='Asana'> Next: <A class='Asana' href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Bhujangasana.html'>Ardha-Bhujangasana</A></P><BR>&nbsp;<table><TR><TD><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4485548036268966"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-01-01: Main Body google_ad_channel = "6688228232"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></TD></TR></table><! -Main Body Ends></TD></TR></Table></TD><TD class="CntrlTbl" width="139px" bgcolor="#9A0000" valign='top'><img width="139" height="31" src='http://yoga.omgyan.com/OumRotate.gif' alt='Overview'> <! -Right Column Starts> <A class='LeftHead' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'>Yoga Asana</A><UL class='LeftMenu' type="disc"><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dhanurasana.html'>Dhanurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bhujangasana.html'>Bhujangasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kukkutasana.html'>Kukkutasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Mayurasana.html'>Mayurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Trikonasana.html'>Trikonasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bakasana.html'>Bakasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Majrasana.html'>Majrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Halasana.html'>Halasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Navasana.html'>Navasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Chandrasana-1.html'>Ardha-Chandrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Lolasana.html'>Lolasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Supta-Garbhasana.html'>Supta-Garbhasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Virasana-2.html'>Virasana-2<BR></A><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'><b>. . 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