Setu means bridge; bandha means formation or construction. In this asana, the body is arched as if to form a bridge. So this asana is called Setubandhasana. This asana is very easy to practice. Persons of any age can practice this asana.


  • lie on the back. bend both the knees.
  • Raise the loins and the thighs upward.
  • Keep the back of the head, the neck and the shoulders firmly on the floor.
  • Breathe normally. Remain in this position for six to eight seconds.
  • Then take some rest and repeat the exercise.
  • Practice this exercise four times a day in the beginning. Later, practice it six times a day.

 Advantages of Setubandhasana :

  • This asana cures the diseases of the loins and the thighs.
  • It gives exercise to the shoulders, the neck, the elbows and the hands. The constant practice of this asana strengthens these parts of the body.
  • It expels excess of gases and cures indigestion.
  • This asana makes the spine flexible and active.

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