Eagle Pose (Garudasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



EAGLE POSE

Sanskrit Name – Garudasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Garuda – Eagle, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Full Body


WHAT IS EAGLE POSE (GARUDASANA)?

Eagle Pose (Garudasana) or “King of the birds” is a standing balancing Yoga pose that improves concentration, focus and posture. It also strengthens your core, arms and legs.


DO NOT PRACTICE EAGLE POSE (GARUDASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF EAGLE POSE (GARUDASANA)

  1. Improves balance and focus.

  2. Strengthens your core, arms and legs

  3. Increases energy and boosts confidence


HOW TO PRACTICE EAGLE POSE (GARUDASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with your legs hip-width apart. Bend both knees, wrap your right leg around your left and hook your right foot behind your left calf.

  2. Reach both arms straight in front of you, bend them at your elbows and wrap your left arm around your right arm. Cross your forearms, press your palms together and raise your elbows so that your arms are at shoulder height.

  3. Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable. To exit the pose, return to Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and repeat on the other side.


EAGLE POSE (GARUDASANA) VARIATION

Try this asana by crossing one foot over the other and letting it rest on the ground. You can also wrap your arms around your body as if you’re hugging yourself.


PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Hero Pose – Virasana


Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana


Vrksasana – Tree Pose


Cow Face Pose – Gomukhasana


Wide-Legged Standing Forward Bend Pose - Prasarita Padottanasana


Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana


Reclining Bound Angle Pose – Supta Baddha Konasana


Chair Pose – Utkatasana


COUNTER POSES


Child’s Pose - Balasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Goddess Pose - Utkata Konasana


Bridge Pose - Sethu Bandha Konasana



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