How to do it Lie faceup with knees bent, feet flat. Press heels into ground and lift hips toward ceiling, arms beneath you, shoulders rolled back, palms down (as shown). For a challenge: Clasp hands beneath you. Hold for 5 to 10 breaths. “All back bends are heart openers, so this is the pose where you want to melt into self-love,” Ingber explains. “The other benefit is that they are energizing. If you’re feeling sluggish, do a back bend.”
Calisthenic: pelvic tilt Holding bridge pose throughout, contract abs and butt to lower pelvis a few inches off ground. Raise and repeat. Do two sets of 8 to 10 reps.
Aniston says ”This pose feels vulnerable. You feel out there.”
*For those of you that are more advanced, you can get off your forearms and onto your hands, bending your entire body. Your arms will be over your head, and your fingers will be facing back towards your toes.