Amy Carroll is a certified personal trainer, sports nutritionist, ACE health coach, Life Coach - John Maxwell Team, and is an instructor at the YMCA. Carroll is also a CPR instructor in BLS and Heartsavers (www.amycarrolltraining.com).
1. Place your elbows under your shoulders with legs relaxed. Keep your head in a neutral position, let it fall forward, or rest it on a block.
Running, poor posture, and aging can flatten the curvature of your spine, which is curved to absorb the stress of movement. Sphinx pose causes a gentle compression to help maintain spinal health and integrity.