Sanskrit name: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. Back bend: stretch & strengthen spine and its vertebras.
Neck-shoulder injury. Stretch neck, chest, spine.
Calm nervous system.
Decrease blood pressure.
Reduce anxiety & fatigue.
Hold block between knees -- Place block or bolster under the sacrum if lifting the pelvis up is uncomfortable --
To think about while in the pose:
Chin away from chest -- Zip inner thigh in (but knees not touching each other) -- Don't over arch the back (keep a gentle curve in the spine) --
To get further:
Create a fist with your hands (keep the fist on the ground) -- remain in the pose for 10 breaths -- lift heels off the floor -- lift one knee up and switch --