Garbhasana (Womb Pose)

Starting Position

  1. Begin by sitting in padmasana (lotus pose).
  2. Insert one arm between the thigh and calf of each leg, bending the elbows under the calves.


  • Fold your arms upward and lift your legs off the floor.
  • Hold onto your ears while balancing your body on the coccyx (tailbone).
  • You can keep your eyes open or closed.
  • Stay in this position for as long as it remains comfortable.

Returning to the Starting Position

  • Release your grip on your ears, lower your legs, and slowly free your arms from under your legs.
  • Cross your legs the other way around and repeat the pose.

Alternative Pose

  • Garbhasana can also be practiced while lying on your back.


  • Exhale as you bring your hands to your ears.
  • Breathe normally while in the final position.
  • The breath may become shallow due to abdominal and lung compression in the final position.


  • Physical awareness on the abdomen compression, maintaining balance, and your breath.
  • Spiritual awareness on manipura chakra (solar plexus)


  • Regulates adrenal glands and helps calm an agitated mind.
  • Enhances emotional stability, providing a sense of security.
  • Beneficial for managing uncontrollable anger when practiced regularly.
  • Massages and tones abdominal organs, stimulates digestion and increases appetite.
  • Develops a sense of balance.
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