Half Tortoise Posture Tutorials

Ardha-Kurmasana (Sanskrit)


  • 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.