Straight legged bridge pose

Straight legged bridge pose overview

This is a good variation of bridge to train alongside regular bridge. For most training bridge with straight legs is actually more beneficial as it allows contortion practitioners to access more of their upper back and shoulder flexibility. Moving the load to this area means that it is less likely to impact the lower back which can cause discomfort.

Progressions before this pose

All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.

Advanced progressions

If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations