Setubandhasana breathing

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Setubandhasana breathing


  • Lie down on the back with the legs, feet and knees together.
  • Stretch the hands straight above the head, biceps touching the ears and the palms facing the ceiling.
  • Close the eyes.

I. Starting position (Sthiti): Supine

  • Fold both the legs, placing the heels on the ground near to the buttocks.

II. Practice

  • While breathing in, raise the buttocks and the trunk up as far as you can.
  • While breathing out, slowly lower them down to the floor.
  • This is one round. Repeat five rounds.


  • Let hands and the feet be firmly placed on the ground throughout the practice.
  • Feel the ‘stretch’ in the lower back (lumbar region) while going up and release of the stretch while coming down.
  • Synchronize the movements with breathing.