Real Simple

May 2006: Real Simple Magazine
The Yoga Cure

Real Simple asked yoga instructors across the country to select poses that are particularly good for the body and easy to execute. Whether you’ve been practicing for years or have never unrolled a mat, read on to learn what these poses can do for you and how to do them right.

1. Bridge Pose
What It’s Good For: This inverted pose increases strength and suppleness in the back, the spine, and the shoulders. “When I do it, I feel a complete expansion through my spine,” says Elizabeth Rossa, the owner of Shriyoga, in New York City (who is seen throughout these pages, modeling the poses).