Garbhasana – Fetus In Womb Pose, Right Method, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Garbhasana / Garbha Pindasana, in this the practitioner assumes the shape of a fetus and hence the name. It is a sitting as well as balancing Yoga pose. Garbhasana is an intermediate level pose and is performed in sitting position. It additionally involves stretch and forward bend. It is done by balancing the weight of your body on your butts. In this pose, the body of the practitioner is folded up tightly, resembling a fetus. Therefore it is also called as ‘Embryo in womb pose’.

Garbha = embryo, foetus,
Asana = posture

Related Philosophy -A child in the mother’s womb is free from all worries. The child is calm. While in the fetal pose, the practitioner remembers those memories. This also calms the nerves. The pose brings one back to the state of mind that we were when we were in our mother’s womb.
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