Kurmasana or the Tortoise Pose or Turtle pose is so called because the asana looks like a tortoise in the final pose. The name has been derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Kurma’ which means ‘a tortoise’. While performing this, your body resembles the shape of a tortoise, that is why it is named so. This asana is important to the spiritual discipline of Yoga. It develops a feeling of serenity. Well, it is quite difficult to perform, but with the regular practice it becomes easier. Kurmasana tones the entire abdominal muscles, removes belly fat and is good for diabetes.