Bikram Posture #21 – Half Tortoise

The Bikram Posture Half Tortoise Pose  (aka Ardha Kurmasana) provides the maximum and ultimate relaxation. Bliss as your head goes below your heart!


  • Rejuvenates and relaxes the whole body
  • Assists in relieving digestion problems and constipation
  • Stretches the lower part of the lungs and helps increase lung capacity
  • Great for respiratory conditions


  • The only posture of the Bikram series that can easily be done outside the hot room for a little relaxation
  • Half the benefits of the posture come from keeping your arms locked and touching your ears
    • Keep them nice and tight