Week two! Birdeini and I went back to yoga this week. We really enjoyed it- the room was filled with great “vibes” and we were relaxed when we left. Eagerly awaiting next week! As usual, Birdelin was looking spiffy, here she is working on Sphinx pose. The Sphinx Pose is a relaxing pose in which you lie down and soothe your body like a sphinx. Its name means “half-cobra pose” – ” It lengthens the abdominal muscles, strengthens the spine, and firms the buttocks. It also stretches and opens the chest, lungs, and shoulders. It invigorates the body, soothes the nervous system, and is also therapeutic for fatigue…Its name in Sanskrit, “Salamba Bhujangasana” (sah-LOM-bah boo-jahn-GAHS-uh-nuh), comes from four Sanskrit words:
- “Sa” — meaning “with”
- “Alamba” — meaning “support”
- “Bhujanga” — meaning “cobra” or “serpent”
- “Asana” — meaning “pose”
The “support” refers to your forearms, which help lift your upper body in the pose. This pose is more commonly referred to as “Sphinx Pose” because the pose resembles the mythological, half-lion creatures, immortalized in ancient Egyptian statues.” - http://yoga.isport.com/yoga-guides/how-to-do-sphinx-pose-in-yoga..