Eagle Pose • Garudasana

  • Mona Godfrey

STEP 1 - Begin standing in mountain pose. Find balance in your right foot and begin to bend the left knee and cross your left thigh over your right. Hook the foot behind the lower right calf and find your balance. Squeeze the inner thighs together.

STEP 2 - Stretch your arms forward, parallel to the ground, and cross the right arm above the left, then bend your elbows. Raise the forearms perpendicular to the floor, and relax the shoulders away from the ears. Try to wrap the forearms and bring the palms together.

STEP 3 - Keep drawing the energy in towards your center.

Target Area:

Hips, Shoulders

Therapeutic Focus:

Relieves sciatica and low back pain.

Props & Modifications:

Keep the foot of the wrapped leg on the mat for stability.