Sara Meeks describing and Charlotte Stone doing the Core Lift Bridge Yoga Pose
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.