Setu Bandha Sarvangasana calms the brain and rejuvenates tired legs. It offers relief from mild depression, menstrual discomfort, anxiety, fatigue, backache, headache and insomnia. This asana
improves digestion, and stretches the chest, neck and spine. It stimulates abdominal organs, lungs and thyroid.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana's preparatory poses include Bhujangasana,
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana and Virasana. Subsequent poses are Bhujangasana,
Salamba Sarvangasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana and Urdhva Dhanurasana.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is a Sanskrit term in which 'setu' means 'dam' or 'dike,' and 'bandha' means 'lock.' Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is also referred as 'Bridge Pose.'