Getting into kurmasana, tortoise pose, gracefully can be an amazing feeling, but it can leave you feeling awkward and bound up in all the wrong ways. Careful step by step sequencing will get your body to the point where you are stable and open to get into the pose with strength, poise and grace, as you work on three variations to the pose. Then take the most delicious counterposes. Come out of your shell. Props Needed: A block.