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Garbhasana (Sanskrit: गर्भासन; IAST: Garbhāsana), Embryo Pose,[1] Foetus Pose,[2] or Fetus Pose[3] is an asana.


The name comes from the Sanskrit words garbha meaning "embryo" or "fetus" and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[4]


During the performance of this asana, the body takes on the shape of a fetus.


Variations to Garbhāsana include:

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  1. ^ Aggarwal, Dholan Dass (1 January 1989). Yogasana & Sadhana. Pustak Mahal. p. 72. ISBN 978-81-223-0092-5. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Hewitt, James (3 January 1990). Complete Yoga Book. Schocken Books. p. 307. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Stearn, Jess (1965). Yoga, youth, and reincarnation. Doubleday. p. 350. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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