Sphinx Pose ( Salamba Bhujangasana)
Upper Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) opens the chest and shoulders, stimulates the abdominal muscles, strengthens back muscles, stretches wrists, tones arm muscles, and lengthens the spine.
Your arms and shoulders must be strong enough to take your body off the ground and your spinal flexibility needs to be supported by this powerful backband.
Work your way from Sphinx Pose, Cobra to Upper Facing Dog.
Sphinx Pose is the baby of backbends. It’s a wonderful yoga pose to open the upper body and gain more strength and mobility in the mid-back and the thoracic spine.
If you have any lower back pain, you need to learn how to lengthen and open the mid-section of the spine with this gentle beginner-friendly backband pose.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Cobra pose is also a great, heart-opening, gentle backbend that stretches your upper body and strengthens your back. It improves posture and counteracts the effects of prolonged sitting with shoulders round forward.
Upward-Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana)
Upward Facing Dog Pose is an Intermediate to Advanced Yoga pose. It challenges you in both strength and flexibility.
Up dog helps you open your chest and heart while engaging and strengthening your triceps, upper back, and core.