Eagle Pose

Garudasana

Eagle Pose

What is Eagle Pose?

Eagle pose, or garudasana in Sanskrit, is a standing balancing posture that requires focus over flexibility. Balancing on one foot, the opposite foot wraps behind the calf. The arms are also intertwined with the palms touching.

Instructions

  • From a standing position, exhale and wrap the right leg over the left, knees slightly bent. Hook the right foot behind the left calf.
  • Exhale and bring the right forearm under the left.
  • Touch the palms together.
  • Breathe while balancing in the pose.

Cautions

  • Use the wall as support, if needed

Benefits of Eagle Pose

  • Improves balance
  • Develops focus and concentration
  • Improves joint flexibility

Eagle Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Garudasana
Pronunciation
gar-oo-DAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Yoga Type
Drishti
Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
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