Eagle Pose


DALLAS, TEXAS - MARCH 31: Yoga Poses. (Jensen Walker)

4. Eagle Pose: Garurasana

Purposes and Benefits:

  • Works into 12 major joints of body
  • Warms body and readies it for next 3 poses
  • Promotes health of central nervous system
  • Enhances lymphatic functions
  • Improves balance, hip-joint mobility, and immune system
  • Strengthens deltoid, trapezius, and legs
  • Reduces varicose veins

How to Do:

More detailed instructions & video here.

  • Remember to breathe
  • Pull in stomach and keep it away from thighs
  • Position fingers below nose
  • Keep palms together
  • Enter sitting posture and maintain straight spine
  • Squeeze knees and thighs together in all areas that you feel contact between them to increase tourniquet effect
  • Focus body weight onto heel of standing foot and eventually eliminate gap between wrapped foot and back of standing leg
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