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Sphinx

SKILL LEVEL
  • Beginner
CATEGORY
BENEFITS
  • Postural counterpose.
  • Increases spinal mobility.
  • Improves posture.
  • Can help to alleviate lower and upper back pain.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Set-Up

    Lie face down on the mat with your legs hip-width apart.

  • Action

    Come up to your forearms and check that your elbows are directly beneath your shoulders.

  • Refinements

    Draw your shoulders away from your ears and gently contract your abs.

  • Duration

    Hold the pose for 5-10 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Avoid Sphinx pose if you have an elbow injury.
MASTER SPHINX POSE

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