Power Move: Bridge

Bridge 315

Opens the chest and strengthens the back. Increases flexibility of the spine and stretches the neck, abdomen and thighs, energizing your body.

How? Make sure your weight is resting equally on your shoulders and feet. Relax your shoulders away from your ears, looking up to the ceiling, careful not to overstretch your neck. As you hold the pose, focus on breathing and lengthening your spine as you arch your body like a bridge.

Advanced move: Move your shoulder blades closer together, interlace fingers under your back and gently stretch your arms and hands toward your feet.

Tracy Reading, a dad and certified yoga teacher at the Harris Y demonstrates Bridge pose.