Sphinx

Benefits

  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Stretches the abs, chest and shoulders.
  • Strengthens the lower back and glutes.
  • Improves posture.

Therapeutic

  • Can help to alleviate lower back pain.

Skill Level

  • Beginner

Category

  • Backbend

Yoga 15 Series

Instructions

  • Lie face down on the mat with your legs hip-width apart.
  • Come up to your forearms and check that your elbows are directly beneath your shoulders. 
  • Draw your shoulders away from your ears and gently contract your abs. 
  • Hold the pose for 5-10 deep breaths, in and out through your nose. 

Contraindication

  • Avoid this pose if you have a back injury.