June 20, 2013


Core Lift Bridge-- YOGA-Inspired Posture for back strengthening

In this video, Sara Meeks, P.T., M.S., G.C.S., K.Y.T.* -- an award-winning physical therapist, yoga teacher, and internationally renowned specialist on S.A.F.E.** Movement and Exercise for Better Bones -- and Charlotte Stone, CYT, E-RYT500, present the "Core Lift" Bridge, a straight-back version of yoga's traditional Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana). This variation is safe, strengthening and therapeutic for persons with low bone mass, osteopenia, or osteoporosis.  The "key" to this posture's safety is engaging the thoracic spine first thereby minimizing the risk of increased spinal compression in this area of the spine.

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*Kripalu Yoga Teacher

**Skeletally Appropriate for Everyone***

***With gratitude and thanks to Bhavani Lorraine Nelson for this wonderful acronym. Find Bhavani at