Benefits of Sphinx Pose

Benefits of Sphinx Pose

  • Stretches and lengthens the spine
  • Stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen
  • Firms the buttocks
  • Helps relieves stress
  • Calms the mind
  • Can be a very deep compression and stimulation of the sacral-lumbar arch [1]
  • Tones the spine. People with bulging or herniated disks may find this very therapeutic. [2]
  • If the neck is dropped back, the thyroid will also be stimulated.
  • In the full Seal pose, the stomach may receive a lovely stretch, as well.

Modifications

  • Place a blanket under your arms
  • Turn your gaze to the floor for a neck release and stretch
  • To intensify this pose, take Cobra Pose.