Garbha Pindasana

Benefits of this Yoga Pose:

  • It relaxes the whole spine, especially the muscles of the lumbar spine.
  • Helpful for abdominal cramps and strengthens all abdominal muscles.
  • It cleans and tones the liver and spleen and strengthens the uterus and rectum.
  • It activates the first three chakras.
  • Garbha Pindasana is very effective in opening the hip joints even further making your lotus more comfortable.
  • This asana is believed to help in a spiritual union between one’s mind and soul.
  • The abdomen remains shapely and slim due to total contraction during the posture.
  • The digestive system of the body improves due to the regular practice of this posture It also treats all kinds of stomach illnesses.
  • The yoga posture provides exercise to both the upper and the lower body of the performer.

 Step 1


 Step 2

  • This asana should not be practiced with problems of the hips, knees or ankles.
  • This asana should not be practiced if any abdominal surgery is done recently.


  • Sit in Padmasana.
  • Insert an arm between the thigh and calf of each leg and bend the elbows under the calves.
  • Fold the arms upward and raise the legs.
  • Hold the ears, balancing the whole body on the coccyx.
  • The eyes may be open or closed.
  • Maintain the final position for as long as is comfortable.
  • Let go of the ears, lower the legs and slowly release the arms from the legs.
  • Cross the legs the other way around and repeat the pose.
  • This asana may also be performed lying on the back.