5-Minute Fitness: Sphinx Pose Lower Back Stretch

Strengthen, stretch, and support your lower back with this gentle yoga pose that can be done in bed or on the floor.

Woman doing a stretch exercise

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Sphinx Pose

  1. Lie on stomach with legs together and straight behind you.
  2. Place elbows under shoulders with forearms on the floor.
  3. Lift chest off floor, pressing hips and thighs down and keeping shoulders relaxed.
  4. Hold for up to two minutes. Return to start position and rest for 30 seconds.

Repeat Steps 1-4 two more times daily.

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