Also Known as Eagle Pose. Garuda means an eagle. It is also the name of the king of birds. Garuda is represented as the vehicle of Vishnu and as having a white face, red wings and a golden body. Garudasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Stand in Tadasana. (Step 1.) curve the right knee.
2. Take the left leg over the right thigh above the right knee and rest the back of the left thigh on the in front of the right thigh.
3. Then move the left foot behind the right calf so that the left shin touches the right calf and the left big toe crooks just above the inner side of the right ankle. The left leg is now entwined around the right leg.
4. You are balancing on the right leg only; this will take some time to learn.
5. Curve the elbow and raise the arms to the level of the chest. Rest the right elbow on the front of the left upper arm near the elbow joint. Then move the right hand back to the right and the left hand back to the left and join the palms. The left arm will now be twined around the right arm. (Step 2)
6. Stay in this posture for a few seconds, say about 15 to 20 with deep breathing in and out. Then loose the arms and legs and come back to Tadasana. (Step 1)
7. Repeat the pose, standing on the left leg and twined the right leg around the left leg and the right arm around the left arm. Stay for an equal length of time on both the sides.
Garudasana develops the ankles and removes stiffness in the shoulders. Garudasana benefits to eliminate toughness from the shoulders. Garudasana is helpful for preventing cramps in the calf muscles. For removing cramps in the legs and for relieving pain the poses recommended is Garudasana.Everyday practice of Garudasana is helpful for kidney as well as prostate diseases. Garudasana is provided to correct structural and postural faults. Garudasana is convenient for get rid of urinary problems.