Uttâna Kûrmaâsana

कुक्कुटासन-बन्ध-स्थो दोर्भ्यां सम्बद्य कन्धराम् ।

भवेद्कूर्मवदुत्तान एतदुत्तान-कूर्मकम् ॥ २६॥

Kukkutāsanabandhastho dorbhyām sambadya kandharām Bhavedkūrmavaduttāna etaduttānakūrmakam

Having assumed Kukkutaâsana, when one grasps his neck by crossing his hands behind his head, and lies in this posture with his back touching the ground, it becomes Uttâna Kûrmaâsana, from its appearance like that of a tortoise.

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