Garbha Pindasana a.k.a “embryo in the womb pose”

Updated: Jun 9, 2019



Garbha Pindasana a.k.a “embryo in the womb pose” and is said to mimic the position that a foetus adopts in the womb. This position is also believed to help bring spiritual union between your mind and soul.


How to get into the position

From Padmasana or ‘Lotus Pose’ you tilt your body back slightly and bring the knees up and then slide your hands between your calves and thighs. Bend the elbows and keep them in and bring your hands and head together, placing your palms under your jaw and fingers on your ears. Ensure you keep your spine rounded / in full flexion.


Hold the position for five full breaths balancing on your sacrum / base of your spine. Ensure you fix your vision on a point on the floor just ahead of you to maintain balance; a still mind makes for a still body.


Benefits

Garbha Pindasana:

  • Clams the mind

  • Purifies the liver and spleen

  • Activates the first three chakras: muladhara, svadisthana & manipura


Contraindications

Avoid this posture if you have issues with your hips knees or ankles.

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