Dynamic bridge Dvipada pitha

You can use this exercise for warm-up and compensation and as a main posture. The Sanskrit term dvipada means "two-footed" and pitha means "seat," which is a synonym for asana. (The pronunciation is dvee-pah-dah peet-hah.)

1. Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor at hip width, and your arms at your sides with palms turned down (see Figure 15-5a).

2. As you inhale, raise your hips to a comfortable height (see Figure 15-5b).

3. As you exhale, return your hips to the floor.

4. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 six to eight times.

Figure 15-5:

The dynamic bridge.

Figure 15-5:

The dynamic bridge.

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