Half Frog Sphinx

This pose is just like Sphinx, except we begin by bending one knee up and out to our side at a time and then moving our upper body into our sphinx pose.

 

If lifting up onto your elbows is too much here you can simply lift your head slightly and let your forehead rest on the back of your hands.

Physical Benefits:

  • Compresses lower back

  • Stretches front body

  • Stretches inner leg

Contraindications: Lower back injury. Shoulder issues. Knee issues.

Props: You may like to use a bolster under your chest for support or keep your head resting on your hands to keep your chest lower here.

Important: In your Yin Yoga practice it is extremely important to listen to your own body. Within some of these poses you may experience discomfort, but we are NOT looking for pain. If you have an injury, be sure not to push yourself. If you feel any pain or pinching, back off out of the pose or try something else.

Make sure you move in and out of these poses slowly and mindfully. Give your body time to understand the changes that are occurring and make sure you rest between poses so that your body can reset.

While each pose does list suggestions for props and the known contraindications, your body is unique. It is your responsibility to keep yourself safe in your yoga practice ❤