GARUDASANA

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.


BENEFITS:
•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.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Knee, ankle or elbow injury, acute knee pain, tennis elbow.


DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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