Embryo in the Womb
Tones lower spine
Relaxes nervous system, reduces blood pressure
Keeps mind focused and alert
How to perform embryo in the womb
- Sit in Lotus. Lift your knees and thread your hands through your legs one at a time. Your elbows must come through the other side with your forearms facing the sky.
- Bend your arms with an exhale and rest your palms on your cheeks, fingers near your ears. Balance on your sacrum.
- Hold the pose and take normal breaths.
- Lower your legs with an exhale and release your arms. Repeat with the other leg on top.
- Heels close to pubic bone
- Balance on sacrum
- Elbows thread through legs
- Hands lightly rest on face
- Engage core
Modification: Reach your arms around your legs and hold your wrists.
Avoid this pose if you have sciatica or knee issues.
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Embryo in the womb (Garbha Pindasana in Sanskrit) is a beginner yoga pose that belongs to the balancing and hip openers and seated categories. This asana targets glutes & hip flexors and lower back and spine and also involves abs and ankles and knees and quadriceps muscles. Embryo in the womb stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.
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