Kurma = the tortoise
Âsana = the posture
Kurmâsana = the posture of the tortoise
The tortoise is connected(bound) with the earth(ground) and with the water in this basic version
It is the posture of interiorization that makes the link enter muladhara chakrâ and âjna chakrâ.
To nâtha yogi, it is a major posture of preparation because she(it) brings a state of stop(ruling) of breaths, the thought …
She(It) prepares for big practices of stop(ruling) of breaths.
Technique of Kurmâsana
In sat(based) posture Bhadrâsana, sole of the foot the one against the other one, to lengthen(stretch out) a little legs.
Stretch the vertebral column, the gestures(movements) of hands on knees then close eyes. Fixed glance or on the tip of the nose âjna - Mulabandha and Kechari mudrâ
Commencencer by some breaths Samavritti (equalized breath - breath in square) is 4 time(weather) of inspir, 4 time(weather) of retention with full lungs, 4 time(weather) of expir, 4 time(weather) of retention with empty lungs of muladharâ chakrâ (the earth(ground), the bestiality) in âjna chakrâ (the sky, the spirituality)
At the end of some breaths, on an expiration, slide hands under legs and put them on feet. Put the head on feet.
And begin again the breath Samavritti.
It is necessary to find a physical and mental ease, To interiorize the thought and to make the link enters muladhara and âjna. To stay in the posture as long as possible, attention not to fall asleep ideally, in intense personal practice, we rise up to a ghatika, is approximately 25 minutes.
Kurmâsana loosens(kicks away) the back, the peace, the discharge, puts in the personal recession(drop), brings health and longevity, looks after the zone of the pelvic floor for men and women, help(assistant) to the elimination and the digestion, regulates the sleep, the fears, the fear of the death.
Kurmâsana is a posture which we practise at the end of session or before a session of Yoga Nidrâ.
Source(Spring): education(teaching) nâtha yoga
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