This beginner's backbend asana not only works at the physical level, but also promotes mental health by:
- Relieving negative emotions
- Relaxing the mind
- Alleviating stress and anxiety
- Promoting inner calm
Setu bandha sarvangasana is powerful yet simple and can be categorized as a restorative asana as well.
Bridge pose also stimulates the muladhara (root), visuddha (throat) and anahata (heart) chakras. It is thought that the root chakra helps one stay connected; the throat chakra improves one's communication and expression; and the heart chakra promotes warmth, compassion and healing.