Bridge pose is a great option for strengthening your back and stretching out your neck and shoulders. However, it’s very important that during the pose you don’t turn your head from left to right – do not move your head.

To do bridge pose, start by lying on a firm supportive surface, such as a yoga mat.  Rest your hands at your sides, palms down. Bend your knees so your feet are flat on the ground near your buttocks.


Slowly press into your feet to lift your pelvis. Press your inner thighs together to hold this pose, allowing your neck to lengthen on the floor. For a deeper stretch, roll your shoulders under.

Bridge Pose

Breathe in this position to the count of 15. To come out of the pose, relax off your shoulders and lower down one vertebrae at a time, starting at your neck and working your way down to your pelvis. Release your feet and shake them out. Repeat.