Why You Should Do The Bridge Pose Regularly...


Oct 15, 2020

 by Emily Mueller
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Glute Bridges are common for posterior warm-ups but have you ever thought of it as a

【stretch】?

If you've been sitting for a while or could use some relief in your lower back, 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 🍑 🌉....

If your quads are tight you might need to roll those out first or simply stand and do a classic Pull-Back stretch first.

𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝑮𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒍𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒐𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒍𝒆𝒙𝒊𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚:

1️⃣ Engage your abs first and then squeeze your glutes.

► Keep your shoulders back and down so your chest muscle stays open.

👃 Try inhaling on the way up through your nose.

🔥 Hold that ab engagement at the top as you squeeze your glutes.

🔎 For extra nuanced-awareness of your body, when you lower your hips start with the upper part of your back, as if you are letting one vertebra down at a time. This will help dissipate the tension in the spine.

👄 And slowly exhaling through your mouth as if you are fogging the glass.

👌 👌 👌 👌 👌 - S'Good!

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