Tortoise Pose (Kurmasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

TORTOISE POSE

Sanskrit NameKurmasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Kurma – Tortoise, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Forward Bending Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS TORTOISE POSE (KURMASANA)?

Tortoise Pose (Kurmasana) is an advanced forward bend seated yoga pose that stretches your legs, core, opens your hips, back, chest and shoulders.


DO NOT PRACTICE TORTOISE POSE (KURMASANA) IF:

  1. You have a leg, hip or back injury

  2. You have issues with blood pressure

  3. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF TORTOISE POSE (KURMASANA)

  1. Improves posture and balance

  2. Stimulates your abdominal organs

  3. Stretches your hip flexors, opens your chest and shoulders

HOW TO PRACTICE TORTOISE POSE (KURMASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Staff Pose (Dandasana). Widen your knees so that they are shoulder width apart. Bend your knees with your feet flexed and draw them in closer to your hips. Extend your chest and arms down to the floor.

  2. Bend your legs more and place your shoulders under your knees. Push your heels down and straighten your legs. Extend forward to the ground from your hip flexors. Touch your torso to the ground.

  3. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose.

TORTOISE POSE (KURMASANA) VARIATION – USE A STRAP

Practice this asana using a strap to help pull your torso forward in a Seated Straddle Pose.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Garland Pose - Malasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana

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