Half Tortoise Posture Tutorials

Ardha-Kurmasana (Sanskrit)

Benefits:

  • Half Tortoise Pose can actually help us to live longer.
  • Tortoise is great for tense necks and shoulders.
  • It also increases blood flow to the brain, which enhances memory and mental clarity.
  • This posture also stretches the lower part of the lungs, which is therapeutic for asthma, and counter indigestion, flatulence, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

Half Tortoise Posture - An explanation and demonstration of Bikram Yoga's Half Tortoise posture, Ardha-Kurmasana by Bikram Yoga Manhattan's Raffael Pacitti and Amanda Baisinger.

Bikram Yoga Half Tortoise Pose - Good for gout, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, anorexia, diabetes and lower back pain. Stretches the lower part of the lungs, good for asthma. Increases flexibility of the hip joints and muscles of the shoulder joints. Relieves neck and shoulder tension, low back pain and firms abdomen and thighs. Increases blood flow to the brain. Good for memory and mental clarity.