Yoga Pose: Tortoise (Kūrmāsana)

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  • Tortoise

  • Kūrmāsana

  • kūrma = tortoise
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Standing / Forward Bend
  • Difficulty:
    Expert
  • Description:

    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.

  • Benefits:

    Stretches the insides and backs of the legs. Stimulates the abdominal organs. Strengthens the spine. Calms the brain. Releases groin. Releases the elbows.