My favorite asana: Kurmasa, position of the turtle

"This asana I meet with the depths of my being, makes me feel very present." I consider it my refuge". Professor Sara Sánchez, school of yoga Bastillas says so.


The turtle with its shell-bottom symbolizes the Earth and puts us in contact with it, hence this tranquility and firmness that gives us. Its upper shell symbolizes the sky and his body, the atmosphere. What beautiful balance.

This asana massages the muscles of the abdomen, gives flexibility to the knees, thighs, groin and hips. It relieves tension in the lumbar area, shoulders, and neck.

  1. Sit on the floor with your back straight.
  2. Slowly, it attaches the soles of your feet dropping out knees and groin muscles to be opened.
  3. See passing the arms below the calf.
  4. Take air and releasing tilt the trunk forward rounding your back. You drop the Chin towards the chest. Your hands and forearms resting on the ground.

While you can be having the asana can range from ten breaths to a few minutes.

Feel with each breath how to stretch your back relax the neck and enjoy the calm.

Sara Sanchez, Bastillas Yoga teacher.

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By • 10 Apr, 2013 • section: Asanas