Sphinx Yin Yoga pose
Mechanic - The Sphinx pose allow a moderate compression of the lower spine, and a too mild to mention compression on the Rectus Abdominis.
Energetic - Targets mainly the Urinary Bladder channel relating to the Water element especially the following points UB 22 to 25.
Mind/Emotions - Energizing and restoring.
Be mindful of your lower back if there is a back problem or injury.
Help & Props
Resting the elbows on the top of a bolster will give you more stimulation while allowing to rest.
Three to five minutes
Releasing the pose
Slowly slide your elbows to the side and rest in prone position.
Use this position as a preparation for the Seal pose