Eagle pose

Garudasana

  • Stand with the feet together and the arms beside the body.
  • Find a point in front of the body to fix the gaze.
  • Bend both knees slightly and slowly transfer the weight onto the left leg.
  • Raise the right leg and twist it around the left.
  • Point the right toes toward the floor then hook the top of the foot behind the lower left calf.
  • Stretch the arms straight forward, parallel to the floor, and cross the right arm above the left.
  • Bend the elbows to raise the forearms vertical to the floor.
  • Join the palms of the hands together, lift the elbows up, and stretch the fingers toward the ceiling.
  • Hold the position for as long as comfortable.
  • To release, lower the hands then the foot and redistribute the weight evenly.
  • Repeat with the left leg, then practice up to 3 times on each side.

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