Eagle Pose | Garudasana - How to do and 9 Benefits

Eagle Pose

              Eagle Pose is also known as "Garudasana". Garudasana or Eagle Pose is balancing yoga pose. Garudasana is the combination of 2 Sanskrit words, 'Garuda' + 'Asana'. Garuda means 'Eagle', and Asana means 'Pose'.

Yoga Girl showing How to do Eagle Pose step by step
Eagle Pose

                                                          Pronunciation - ga-ru-da-sa-na
                                                          Difficulty level - 3 out of 10.

This is balancing pose. Poor balance means restless mind or distracted attention.

How to do Eagle pose?

Yoga Girl doing Garudasana Steps
Garudasana

Garudasana Steps -

  1. Stand in Tadasana, straight with legs together and hands straight down touch to the side of the thighs. Take couple of deep breath and calm your mind.
  2. Now slowly lift and bend your right leg from knee and wrap it around the left leg as shown in picture above. 
  3. Maintain the balance on left leg or foot. 
  4. Now cross your arms from elbows - left over right OR right over left (your choice) & join the palms of your hands.
  5. Stay in this pose or Hold this pose for few seconds. 10 seconds are enough for beginner.
  6. Your breathing must be gentle and at normal depth, while doing this Yoga pose. To maintain the balance focus on fixed point of wall or anything.
    Gently breathing also helps to maintain the balance.
  7. Then slowly bring your hand and foot back to the original position.
    Stand straight with legs together and hands straight down touch to the side of the thighs.
  8. Now just change the leg & arms position, this time take left leg and bend it from knee.
    Repeat the steps from 1 to 5.
Note -
  • Try to maintain balance of your body on one leg as much possible as you can.
  • Focus on one fix point to maintain the balance.
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Benefits of Eagle Pose -

  1. Regular practice of Eagle Pose improves balance and co-ordination of the body.
  2. This Yoga pose helps to relief in sciatica and rheumatism.
  3. This Yoga pose stretches and helps to strengthen hips, thighs, shoulder and upper back etc.
  4. This Yoga pose relieve cramps of the legs.
  5. This Yoga pose helps to remove fatigue and laziness.
  6. Regular practice of Eagle Pose improves balance and co-ordination of the body
  7. This Yoga pose improve the body flexibility especially lower body.
  8. Regular practice of Eagle Pose increases concentration.
  9. This Yoga pose stretches and strengthen ankles and calves.

Precaution of Eagle Pose -

  1. Those who have knee-joint pain or ankle-joint pain should avoid to do Eagle Pose or Garudasana.
  2. Avoid this Yoga pose, if you are feeling like qualm or reel.
  3. If you have a Low or High Blood Pressure, Headache and Insomnia then avoid Garudasana.
        Previous - Natarajasana or Dancer Pose                           Next - One leg pose or Eka Padasana

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