Pinda means embryo or foetus. In this variation of Sarvangasana which is a continuation of the earlier posture, the bent crossed legs are brought down until they rest on the head. Pindasana in Sarvangasana resembles that of an embryo in the womb, hence the name.

Pindasana in Sarvangasana

Technique

  1. From Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana, exhale, bend and lower the crossed legs from the hips towards the head.
  2. Rest the legs over the head.
  3. Release the hands from the back, and clasp the legs. While clasping, move the trunk nearer to the neck to rest the legs well.
  4. Remain in this position (Pindasana in Sarvangasana) from 20 to 30 seconds with normal breathing and go back to Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana.
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