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25 August, 2011

The Eagle Pose- Garudasana

Eagle/Garuda, is supposed to be the king of all the birds. Lord Vishnu rides on it. According to Hindu mythology, Garuda could consume all the rays of the sun (Kiran).


Benefits
  • Strengthens and stretches the ankles and calves
  • Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves sense of balance

People with knee injuries should avoid doing it. In Yoga it is generally sequenced towards the end of the standing asanas.