Eagle pose also known as garudasana improves your balance and stretches your upper back, shoulders and outer thighs. Regularly practicing this pose will strengthen your legs, knees and ankles. This pose opens the pelvic area and creates space between shoulder blades.
Your spine should be erect and hips and shoulder face forward. Breathing evenly and gazing at a distance of about 4 or 5 feet away will help you in maintaining balance.
Breathing evenly and gazing at a distance of about 4 or 5 feet away will help you in maintaining balance. Do not grip the floor or the mat with toes, since this will make balancing harder. Be cautious if you have shoulder, arm, and hip or knee problems. If you have shoulder or arm problems, keep your arms in the prayer pose. Lifting the hands and arms toward the ceiling without straining the shoulders will increase the stretch in the arms and shoulders. Lightly touch the wall while performing the pose or doing only the arm movements will help you remain balanced and have a great shoulder stretch.
How it is to be done - standing.
Suitable for - Everybody.
Steps - Actual procedure for that asana.
Eagle Pose also known as Garudasana in sanskrit. Here Illustrated Picture. Benefits: Eagle pose improves balance and stretches your upper back, shoulders and outer thighs.
Benefits to body parts - Improves balance. Stretches upper back, shoulders and outer thighs. Opens back of pelvis, creates space between shoulder blades. Makes legs, knees and ankles strong.
Precautions - Arm, hip or knee injury.