Bridge pose is a gentle backbend that opens chest and stretches the front of the thighs. Begin lying on your back with you feet flat on the ground and knees bent towards the ceiling. Walk your feet towards your hips so you can touch your heels with your finger tips. Feet should be hips-distance apart. Place hands palms-down on the ground next to hips. On the exhale, press into feet and lift hips towards the sky. To come higher onto the shoulders, walk the hands together underneath the back. To come out of the pose, roll down one vertebrae at a time until the hips come to the ground.
Modifications: Place a block along the low back to support the hips. Block should be placed at hip bone with buttocks off of the block.