The word “garuda” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “eagle” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”. It is generally called as “eagle pose” in English.
Steps To Be Followed:
- Stand straight with your legs together.
- Bend your both knees and cross your left over your right such that your left thigh is over the right thigh.
- Press your right foot firmly on the floor and toes of your left foot should be pointing downwards.
- Now stretch your hands in front of your chest such that they are parallel to the floor.
- Bend your elbows and cross your forearms joining your palms.
- Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
- Now slowly release your hands place them beside your body.
- Release your left leg, straighten your legs and relax.
- Repeat it with the right leg crossed over the left.
- It helps in stretching the thighs, hips, upper back, shoulders.
- It helps in improving balance.
- It helps in strengthening the calves.
- It helps in relieving sciatica and rheumatism.
- It helps in improving the flexibility.
Knee, ankle or elbow injury, acute knee pain, tennis elbow.
Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert