The gentle action of the bridge compensates the abs and relaxes the back for the hamstring stretch in the following section. (Head to Chapter 15 for more on sequencing and compensation.)
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor at hip width.
2. Place your arms at your sides with your palms down.
3. As you inhale, raise your hips to a comfortable height as demonstrated in Figure 22-6.
4. As you exhale, return your hips to the floor.
Try just tilting your pelvis towards your chin as you exhale if the bridge causes any problems, and then try the bridge again later when you're ready.
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