YOGA GARUDASANA

HOW TO DO
Transfer your weight into your left foot.
Lift your right foot up off the floor.
Cross your right thigh over your left thigh as high up the thigh as possible.
Hook your right foot around your left calf.
Bring both arms out in front of you and parallel to the floor.
Bend your arms and cross the left arm over the right, hooking at the elbows. With arms hooked, draw your forearms together and wrap your right palm around your left palm, crossing at the wrists. (Whichever leg is on top, the opposite arm should be on top.)
Lift the elbows to the height of your shoulders while keeping the shoulders sliding down away from your ears.
Keep your spine perpendicular to the floor and the crown of the head rising.
Hold for 5 to 10 breaths.
Repeat on the other side

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

CONTRAINDICATION
Avoid practicing Garudasana in case you have had a recent knee, ankle or shoulder injury.
Eagle pose should not be attempted if you suffer from any of these conditions: Obesity, frequent headaches, high or low blood pressure or asthma.
Pregnant women must avoid practicing Eagle Pose as well
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