Shoulder Bridge

Introduction

The shoulder bridge is intended to extend and stabilise the hips and pelvis using the hamstrings and lower glutes (buttocks) muscles.

Motions

Start Position
Lie supine (on back)
Knees bent 90º, legs open
Arms extended at sides, soft elbows
Step 1
Inhale to prepare
Step 2
Exhale. Tilt pelvis, rolling through spine to shoulder bridge
Keep weight on upper back and not on neck
Step 3
Inhale. Hold the bridge position
 
Step 4
Exhale. Roll down one vertebra at a time, lengthening spine to start position

Repeat 8 times
 
 

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