Eagle Pose

October 3, 2013 by Luana Mercy

Sanskrit Name: Garudasana

Focus: Hand

Cautions: knee injury, shoulder injury, pregnancy

Benefits:

  • strengthens/stretches ankles, calves, thighs, hips, shoulders and upper back
  • improves concentration & balance

Instruction:

  • stand in mountain pose
  • bend your knees slightly, life one foot up and cross over in front of supporting leg
  • deepen knee bend and hook top of your foot behind the calf of the supporting leg
  • stretch arms straight forward bend to 90 degrees
  • bring one elbow under the other
  • cross wrists bringing palms together
  • sink down with hips and relax shoulder blades

Advanced:

Slowly draw elbows down to touch knees and return to starting position

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