- kūrma = tortoise
- āsana = posture
Category:Standing / Forward Bend
From Tortoise (Preparation), the hands and the elbows press thru the legs, then wrap back around to the opposite side of the torso into a bind at the small of the back. The gaze is down.
Stretches the insides and backs of the legs. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Strengthens the spine. Calms the brain. Releases groin. Releases the elbows.