Garbha Pinda means an embryo in the womb (garbha =womb; pinda =embryo). In this variation of Padmasana.The pose then resembles that of a human foetus in the womb, the differences being that the embryo's head is down, while the legs are up and not folded in Padmasana. The name of the posture indicates that the ancient sages knew about the growth of the human foetus in the mother's womb though the medical instruments at their disposal were limited. Garbha Pindasana 7 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Sit in Padmasana. (Step 1)
2. Insert the hands in the space between the thighs and calves, each on its own side.
3. Push the arms forwards till the elbows can be easily bent.
4. Then, with an breath out, lift the thighs off the floor, balance the body on the coccyx (the tail bone) and cover the ears with the fingers. (Step 2)
5. Stay in the pose for about 15 to 30 seconds with normal breathing. Lower the legs, loosen up the arms from between the legs one by one, straighten the legs and rest.
6. Change the crossing of the legs and repeat the pose.
In this posture the abdominal organs are contracted completely and the blood is made to circulate well round the organs. This keeps them in trim.