Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

Eagle Pose (Garudasana) improves your balance and stretches your shoulders, upper back and outer thighs. If you are practicing this yoga posture regularly then it will strengthen your knees, legs and ankles. The yoga posture helps in creating space between shoulder blades and it also opens up pelvic area. Your face and head should point outwards and keep your spine system erect. Now gaze forward up to four – five feet and try to breathe evenly for maintaining proper balance. Remember that you are not going to grip the floor or mat with your toes.

How to do Eagle Pose (Garudasana)?

  • The Eagle Pose (Garudasana) starts with mountain pose. Inhale deeply when you are raising your arms upwards. Keep your arms facing upwards and it should be relaxed.
  • Cross left arm over right so that elbows can rest at the top. Keep your elbows bended and wrap your forearms with palms facing each other. Slightly bend your knees and try to shift your weight to other leg. Now cross right leg over left just above the knees.
  • Try to maintain body weight with feet and ankle. Keep your foot in proper position for excellent Eagle Pose (Garudasana).
  • Your head crown should be pointed outwards and gaze forward. It will strengthen your spine system and body muscles. Hold the same position for up to 60 seconds and release the pose back to Tadasana. Now repeat the same steps with opposite arm and leg.

Eagle Pose (Garudasana) improves balance, and also regulates your respiratory system. In case of hip, neck or arm injury, you should not try Eagle Pose (Garudasana).