Sphinx

POSE
  • Sphinx Pose
SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Riding counterpose.
  • Decompresses the lower back.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves posture.
  • Can help to alleviate lower back pain.
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Lie face down on the mat with your legs hip-width apart.
  • Come up to your forearms in Sphinx pose 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.
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid Sphinx pose if you have an elbow injury.

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