Garudasana

When Garudasana is performed, the pose of the body appears to be that of an eagle. So this asana is called Garudasana.

Technique :

  • Stand erect. Keep the right leg straight on the ground and bring the left leg over the right thigh above the right knee.
  • The left leg should be entwined around the right leg in the same way as a creeper encircles the trunk of a tree and sticks to it.
  • The left thigh should be entwined around the right thigh.
  • Interlock the arms in the same manner. The palms should touch each other.
  • Arrange the fingers in such way that they look like the beak of an eagle.
  • Keep the arms in front of the face.
  • Breathe in the normal way.
  • Hold this position for eight to ten seconds.
  • Change the hands and the legs alternately.

Advantages of Garudasana:

  • Garudasana strengthens the legs. One can balance the body on one leg.
  •  In this asana, the blood vessels are stretched. So they become strong.
  • It removes the swelling of cells of the testicles.
  • It cures rheumatism of the arms and the legs.
  • It alleviates pain in the thighs and the calf muscles.
  • Garudasana is helpful for restraining the mind.

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