Eagle pose is a very famous pose yoga pose that people perform to alleviate stress improve strength, flexibility, and endurance. It is known as the Garuda pose, Garuda means “the king of birds” and the vehicle of Vishnu. It is hence considered to be a very great pose as Garuda or the eagle is known as the all-consuming fire of the sun’s rays.

You should perform this pose regularly for more flexibility and muscle strength. You should avoid this pose if you have knee injuries or inflammation. And initially, this pose might feel uncomfortable and unstable but gradually you will start developing stability and strength in your body. So, let’s take a look at how you can perform it and how this pose can help you.

How To Perform Eagle’s Pose

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  • Start by stretching out your muscles and then stand in Tadasana. Then slightly bend your knee, and lift your left foot up to try to balance yourself on your right foot, then slowly cross your left thigh over the right. Make a position where your left toes point toward the floor, then slowly press your foot back, lastly, place the top of the foot behind your right calf. And try to maintain balance.
  • Next, stretch your arms straight parallel to the floor and Stretch your arms straight forward, parallel to the floor then. Start crossing your arms in front of your belly area so that the right arm is above the left, then bend your elbows.  Make sure your palms are facing each other. Now, gradually press your palms together. Hold the pose(Yoga poses that can be done against the wall) for 15 to 30 seconds, then slowly come back to Tadasana again. 

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Health Benefits Of Performing This Pose


  • It helps in boosting your immunity this pose restricts and then allows the flow of blood. The fresh flow of blood helps in improving immunity(try these immunity boosting balls). Good blood flow and circulation can help in maintaining a great system. Bad immunity comes as a result of bad blood circulation. So, perform the Eagle’s pose to improve your immunity.
  • This pose is really very great for helping you maintain a stable body and improves your balancing skills as you have to balance your entire body weight on one foot and hold it. This pose must be performed daily for better and faster results.
  • Eagle’s pose is also known for improving your stress levels and freeing your mind. The restriction in the blood flow and swiftly releasing it, helps in improving the blood flow in the entire body and thus enhancing all its functions. When your muscles stretch and relax it has a similar effect on the brain also. 
  • Lastly, this yoga pose is also known for bringing your chakras in alignment. Eagle’s pose is done by standing on the floor and hence it improves your connection to the ground and in turn, your root chakra is aligned. A strong root chakra means a firm and stable connection with self and family and being grounded in life. A strong root chakra can help you bring all your chakras in alignment easily.

Perform Eagle's Pose With Child's Pose

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Eagle’s pose can be performed after balasana or child’s pose and can be ended with the same. This will help you relax your body and will keep your muscle pain at bay.

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