How to Do a Sphinx | Yoga

We’re going to do the Sphinx Pose with a thigh
stretch preparing ultimately for the Standing Dancer’s Pose. We’ll come onto the bellies. You’re going to walk your hands a little forward
and then bring your shoulders right up and over the elbows and press your hands down
to the ground. The arms making 11 not together. So you make 11 with the hands. The feet can just be a few distance apart
behind you. As I’m sitting here I’m thinking about lifting
the belly, making the space from the pubic bone to the navel longer and that’s just going
to bring you into your back bend and the shoulder blades are supporting behind. From there I’ll take my right hand, work it
slightly over towards the side so that I can be supported fully and grab for the left toe. This grip, we’ll go over it. Grab for the big toe side to start and then
you might just stay here, working your shoulders back to square. A little more comfortable with the shoulder
is working your fingertips forward so you can really get the shoulder square. Then the heel can come all the way in towards
the seat and that’s a healthy place to be. Shoulders forward, squeezing the ground backward,
lifting your heart up and taking that thigh stretch. Take it easy on the thigh and then just as
much as you’re pulling it forward give yourself a little resistance back. So I’m thinking about kicking into my hand
and squaring off the shoulders. The elbow should be like a little grasshopper. And then you can release that sweetly and
taking it to the other side. Grabbing for big toe side. Elbow up. Shoulders forward. Exhale. Inhale. And releasing back to your [six].