Eagle Pose: Garurasana

Eagle Pose YogaEagle Pose YogaThis Bikram posture works into twelve major joints of the body and leaves the body warmed up and ready to continue into the next three balancing postures. Remain strong in your Eagle posture and you’ll be ready for “Party Time”.

Benefits of Eagle Pose

  • Good for the central nervous system
  • Facilitates lymphatic functions
  • Improves the immune system
  • Improves mobility of hip joint and balance
  • Strengthens the legs and calves
  • Strengthens the deltoid and trapezius muscles
  • Good for varicose veins

 Tips for Eagle Pose

  • Breath!
  • Keep your stomach in and off of the thighs
  • Fingers should go below the nose
  • Keep your palms together
  • Sit down low with your spine straight
  • Make sure to squeeze your knees and thighs together everywhere that you feel contact between the two to increase the tourniquet effect of the posture
  • Keep your weight on the heel of the standing foot and work toward having no gap between your wrapped foot and the back of your standing leg

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