Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Sethu Bandha Asana – Bridge Lock Posture

(sethu- bridge, bandha – lock)



  • Lie down on your back with the legs bent at the knees and the heels touching the buttocks.
  •  Hold the ankles.
  • Inhale, raise the hips and arch the back, keeping feet flat on the floor.
  •  Do not move the position of the feet or shoulders.
  •  The body should be supported by the feet, neck, shoulders and arms.
  • Maintain Retain the breath inside when practicing this posture.
  • Stay for 20 to 40 seconds with normal breathing for curative purpose.
  • Exhale and relax at Savasana.


  • Good for thyroid secretion.
  • This asana is useful to return displaced vertebral discs.
  • It stretches and massages the colon and other abdominal organs.
  • It also straightens round shoulders and relieves backache.
  •  It is recommended especially for women who have a tendency towards miscarriage as it tones the female sexual organs.
  •  It is a good preparatory pose for cakrasana.


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