Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is a great front hip joints opener and also strengthens your spine, opens up the chest, and improves spinal flexibility. This pose brings many benefits to your body, such as relief from stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
This modified version of the classic pose, incorporating a yoga block, is great for beginners or those who may be recovering from injuries, as the block supports the lower back.
One-Legged Bridge Pose with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step
How to Release the Pose
To release the pose, plant both feet onto the mat, and press down as you lift your hips, sliding the block out from beneath you. Slowly release the spine until you are flat against the mat.
Tip: Keep the shoulders rolled back and the neck straight to avoid discomfort.