Garuda Asana – The Eagle Pose


The Sanskrit word Garuda means Eagle. In Hindu mythology, Garuda is known as the king of birds. As per Hindu mythology, Garuda is the vehicle (vahana) of Vishnu and appears on the god’s banner, which is said to be eager to help humanity and fight against demons. Yoga Poses Garuda asana- The Eagle Pose has many health benefits if one does the regular practice.

Eagle pose yoga poses helps to boost energy in the body and which will give great benefit to our health on regular practice.

Eagle Pose Yoga Benefits to:

  • Arms and shoulder
  • Upper back
  • Feet and ankles
  • Hamstrings
  • Knees
  • Hips

How to do Garuda Asana – The Eagle Pose?

Garuda Asana – The Eagle Pose
  1. Stand with the feet together and the arms by your sides.
  2. Draw the left foot upward bending the knee and wrap the left foot around the right leg as you rest the back of your leg thigh on the right thigh.
  3. Cross your arms at the elbows, leftover right (as shown in the picture).
  4. Join the palms of your hands together keeping the fingers pointed upward.
  5. Inhale and hold the position for the duration of inhaled breath.
  6. Exhale and return to the tada-asana (Mountain pose). Repeat the posture on the opposite side, wrapping the right leg over the left and the right arm over the left.

Repeat this posture for 2-3 times on each side.

Garuda Asana-The Eagle Pose

Breath awareness while performing this pose:

  • Inhale – bring the right thigh over the left, and lock the foot.
  • Exhale – lower the hips down.
  • Inhale – lock the right elbow around and below the left elbow.
  • Exhale – lower the arms down to chest level.
  • Inhale – tighten the grip at the elbows and thighs.
  • Exhale – lower the hips and pull the belly in.
  • Inhale/Exhale – soft inhalation to interlock the elbows and thighs, and soft exhalations to lower the hips down and stay in balance.
  • Inhaling/Exhaling – softly to remain in balance as you gaze in front at one point.
  • Exhale – release the arms and the thighs to come back to Tadasana.
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