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Your Body -Kurmasana – Tortoise Pose

We are suggesting some selected Yog Asanas to rejuvenate your body. Next in the series is:

Procedure: Sit down with your legs spread out and back erect. Place your arms alongside your hips. Keep your legs arms’ distance apart and press your thighs into the ground. Raise your chest and take a few deep breaths.

Bend your knees and bring your feet closer to your hips. Stretch your arms forward in between the legs and bend your torso down and forward along with the arms.

Bend your knees further to facilitate your shoulders to go beneath your knees. Then, shift your stretched arms to the sides. Now, bring your thighs inwards and through them, apply pressure on your shoulders to bring your face and chest forward and down. Straighten your legs and make sure your inner thighs touch your side ribs.

Bring down your head with your chin touching the ground, and gaze downwards. Extend your arms sidewards as much as you can. Relax and breath deeply. Hold the pose for a few seconds. Relax.

Note: Kurmasana is an advanced pose, and it takes a certain amount of time to get into it appropriately. Do it under the guidance of a yoga instructor to make it easier for you. Once in the pose, if it becomes difficult to keep the heels of your feet on the ground, place pillows or folded blankets below your legs.

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