Updated 01/16/24 9:41 PM

Sphynx Stretch w/ Coach Jorge

The sphinx stretch is a gentle back bend that allows you to be both active and relaxed. These backbend stretches and strengthens your spine, buttocks, and chest.

To do the sphinx stretch, follow these steps:

Lie on your stomach with your elbows underneath your shoulders and your hands extended in front, palms facing down.

1. Set your feet slightly apart. It’s OK for your big toes to touch.
2. Gently engage your lower back, buttocks, and thighs as you lift your head and chest.
3. Stay strong in your lower back and abdominals, breathing deeply.
4. Press your pelvis into the floor.
5. Gaze straight ahead or gently close your eyes.
6. Hold this pose for 30 seconds to 1 min

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