Garudasana – Eagle Pose

Exercise of the week!
Standing position, lift your right foot up, balancing on your left foot. Bend your left foot and cross your right thigh over your left.  Joining your thighs, hook the top of the right foot behind the lower left calf. Try bending your knees, slightly pulling your pelvis backwards, allowing your core to lean forward.

Extend your arms at your sides, drop your right forearm under your left, pressing your palms together with the fingertips towards the ceiling. Move your elbows away from the chest , keeping your shoulder blades back and down. Gaze straight ahead. Stay at this pose for 5-10 breath circles (inhale and exhale from the nose). Repeat from the other side.


  • Strengthens legs muscles
  • Improves balance
  • Increases shoulder and hip flexibility
  • Makes the legs slimmer
  • Increases self-concentration
  • Boosts and calms nerve system

Based on eagle’s ability to focus as far as it wants, this Asana will give you the opportunity to stand back from problems and see then more clearly.

Fenia Vracha, Yoga & Pilates Instructor,  AthensTrainers® Associate