Kurmasana-Tortoise Pose Ashtanga Yoga is an advanced pose that strengthen the thighs, shoulders and hips. This posture is good for lungs and heart and to strengthen the back muscles.
Benefits: Strengthens, hips, strengthens back, opens chest cavity, back, shoulder joint, pelvis and thighs, stimulates internal organs.
Anatomical Focus: Hips, shoulders, mid-back, hips/thighs, core.
Contraindications and Cautions: Sciatica, slipped disc, hernia, pregnancy, arm injury or severe pain.
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