Ankle catch bridge pose

Featured demonstrator
Omar Mshaly

Ankle catch bridge overview

This is the final progression of bridge pose whereby the contortionist takes their hands off the floor and grasps their ankles, knees or upper leg and brings their head towards their glutes. Completion of this advanced pose requires advanced shoulder as well as hip flexor flexibility. It can be entered in various different ways. Some prefer to start from the floor and walk their hands in towards their legs. Other contortionists prefer to hang back into the pose and then grab each leg or ankle individually without touching the floor.