Garbhasana or the foetus pose to relieve anxiety

Garbhasana or the foetus is very beneficial for dealing with nervous disorders.

Garbhasana or the foetus pose resembles a foetus in the womb in its final position. This asana helps open your hips and lengthen your spine. This posture is very beneficial for dealing with nervous disorders. It is one of the best yoga postures to relieve anxiety and calm an agitated mind. It also helps relieve colic pain, flatulence and constipation. Here are some more yoga asanas to get rid of constipation.

How to do the pose:

  • Sit comfortably in padmasana or the lotus pose.
  • Now insert your hands in the gaps between your thighs and calf muscles of both the legs. Your elbows should bend around the calf muscles to hold the legs.
  • Exhale and lift up your legs with your hands.
  • Now hold your ears with your hands. Balance yourself in this position while you do this, your entire weight is on your buttocks.
  • Breathe slowly and remain in this position for as long as possible.
  • To release, slowly bring your legs down and get back to the starting position.


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  • If you are new to the asana and are finding it difficult to sit in padmasana, you can sit in sukhasana or the easy pose.
  • Move into the asana with ease so as not lose your balance.

Word of caution:

  • Avoid this asana if you have a knee pain or injury.
  • Also, do not perform this asana if you are suffering from high blood pressure.

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