Sphinx Pose lengthens the abdominal muscles, and strengthens the spine and buttocks. It also strengthens and opens the chest and shoulders, improving posture. Sphinx can help to soothe the nervous system and reduce fatigue.
Placing blocks under the forearms adds an element of difficulty to this posture by increasing the back-bend while helping to train the shoulders to remain rolled back along the spine.
Supported Sphinx Pose with Blocks: How to Do it Step-by-Step
Tip: Make sure to keep your shoulders rolled back and down.