Garudasana Benefits

by Pallavi Bose
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Garudasana which is popularly known as Eagle pose is also extremely popular among younger and senior crowd population. Eagle is considered to be the king of all birds and thus this pose is considered to be one of the major yoga leader pose.


Before doing the asana 

This asana is the first step in the morning. This should be done in empty stomach and thus make sure that you do this asana as the very first yoga pose in the morning. Give a good time in between the meals to do this asana. Make sure that there is a minimum 4-6 hour gap before doing this exercises. Make sure that enough time is given to digest the food and only then this asana will prove to be fruitful for you. You can try this yoga pose in the evening also assuming that your bowel movements are clean by then.

How to do Garudasana 

Following are step by step description of how to do Garudasana –

  1. Stand straight. Bend your right knee and wrap your left leg around your right. Make sure that your left foot must touch the right shin.
  2. Gradually raise your arms till your shoulder length and wrap your right hand around your left. Make sure that your elbows are bent at 90 degree angle.
  3. As you bring down your hips, make sure that they are properly balanced.
  4. Hold this position for some time. Keep breathing slowly and deeply.
Precautions while doing Garudasana 
  1. You must avoid Garudasana in case you are a pregnant women
  2. In case of serious ankle, knee or neck injury avoid Garudasana
Benefits of Garudasana 

Following are some of the major benefits of Garudasana –

  1. This asana goes a long way in stretching hips, thighs, upper back and shoulders
  2. This asana helps to improve the balance in your overall system
  3. Your calf muscles also gets strengthened with this asana
  4. This asana helps to relieve the pain associated with rheumatism and sciatica
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