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Bridge Pose: Opening the Heart Chakra

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Bridge Pose: Opening the Heart Chakra

A wonderful chest and Heart Chakra opening as well as keeping your spine flexible.  As avid surfer’s we tend to build up tension in forward rotation through the peck’s from paddling.  Keeping the chest open and lengthen and strengthening the back will create longevity in your surfing, and less pain in the body.

Photo: Aura Boulton
Location:  Colorado’s, Nicaragua, warming up for the ISA Masters
Pose:  Bridge

Placing your palms down along side of you, feet and knees stay parallel and aligned to your waist.
Inhale pressing your palms into the ground and lifting your hips and rising with your chest.  Make sure to keep your thighs and knees pressing up and towards your feet.  Less of the buttocks working and more of the legs.

When you feel ready, interlace your fingers under your spine, rolling your shoulders in to open the chest and squeeze the shoulder blades towards the spine.

Keep your head and eyes looking straight up to protect the neck and breathe long and light breathes through your nose, expanding your ribs on the inhale and contracting the rib cage on the exhale.  This activates the diaphragm.

To take it a step further, you may grab hold of your ankles.  This will prepare you for a back bend in bridge.

To get out of bridge, slowly release the fingers, flatten the shoulder blades to the ground, and slowly one vertebrae at a time lower the spine to the ground, pushing the navel towards the ground when rolling through the low back and the tail bone comes down last.  Repeat for added length, strength and benefits of the pose.

Benefits 

  • Lengthens and opens the chest, neck, spine, and hips
  • Strengthens the buttocks, back, and back of the legs
  • Calms the central nervous system, stimulates blood flow, lungs, thyroid glands, and abdominal organs and digestion
  • Reduces backache, fatigue, headaches, and anxiety
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About the Author:

Rochelle Ballard is one of the most influential women surfers of our time. She paved the way for young women and helped lift the sport to a whole new level.