Backbends are my favorite yoga poses. Specifically poses like setu bandhasana that with props have multiple modifications for all levels. So I thought it would be fun to share a few ways to practice bridge pose variations with a block.
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Yoga bridge pose variations with a block
For many bridge pose may seems like a simple enough backbend. But, there are ways to use the yoga props to make it easier and also more challenging! Let’s begin with the challenging variations first. The first few bridge pose variations with a yoga block use the block for feedback. There are many variations here, but placing the block between the knees, or feet challenge the body in different ways.
Of course you could choose both of those if you have two blocks. Other bridge pose variations include blocks under the feet, or under the upper back. Plus there is the combination of all of these positions! For a gentler backbaord supporting with the block under the pelvis is an option. Remember the yoga blocks have multiple heights so choose one appropriate for you!
Even with these options there is also the variation of single legs to challenge your body further. Want a strength and stability challenge for your posterior chain? Try a single leg bridge with a yoga block between the knees. The most important thing to remember here is to experiment and see which feel good in YOUR body!
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- Do you do bridge pose variations in your practice?
- Which variation using the blocks is your favorite?
- Are yoga blocks part of your regular practice?