Postnatal Pose of the Week - The Sphinx.

The Sphinx Pose also known as Salamba Bhujangasana in Sanskrit.

There are many benefits of the Sphinx pose, these include strengthening the spine & glutes, stimulating the abdominal organs, stretching the chest and shoulders which become very tight during and after pregnancy and stretching the abdomen & improving circulation of the blood.

It is a great pose as it is accessible for most people and especially great for postnatal mums (don't do it too soon after a C-Section).

It is a gentler version of the more common pose, The Cobra (Bhujangasana), but with far less of an arch in the back and therefore less pressure on a weakened postnatal spine.

Babies can do it effortlessly as beautifully demonstrated here by Rowan!

Give it a go :)

Till the next time

Catherine xx

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