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Garbhasana – Foetus Pose

Garbhasana, or foetus pose, is an intermediate level position that aims to stretch your hips, groin and lower back.

 

The garbhasana pose stimulates your abdominal organs – easing your digestive system and increasing gut functioning. Garbhasana also stretches the pelvic muscles and ligaments which alongside improved nervous function and healing can help improve your overall balance.

 

However, if you have recently suffered from knee, lower back or hip injury, you should always consult a doctor before attempting the position. If possible, always arrange to learn this position under the supervision of an experienced teacher.

 

Instructions for Garbhasana
  • Begin by sitting in the Lotus pose
  • Raise your left knee and slide your left arm through the gap in between the thigh and calf
  • Do the same with the right arm
  • Keeping the arms bent, hold the left earlobe with your right hand and vice versa
  • Hold this position for 2-6 breaths

 

Required Preparatory Poses 

 

Follow-Up Poses Include:

 

Synonyms of Garbhasana: Fetus Pose, Embryo Pose
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