Posted on 17-07-2007
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Sanskrit : Garudasana

The Eagle Posture will strengthen your legs, knees and ankles. It stretches and tones muscles of the leg that grow weak from sedentary lifestyles ad can help relieve cramps of the legs. However, if you have knee pain, avoid doing this pose.

I do have problem with this posture.  Blame it on my fat tight.  I can’t seem to wrap my right foot all the way to the back. Each time I tried to do that, I will lost my balance. Now I just rest my fat tight on my left leg occasionally cheated by resting my toes on the floor for support. *ngek, ngek, ngek*

This is how you do it:

Draw the right foot upward bending the knee and wrap the right foot around your left leg as you rest the back of your right thigh on the left thigh. Cross your arms at the elbows, right over left.  Join the palms of your hands together keeping the fingers pointed upward.

For a challenge, sink your hip lower and stretch your arms higher.

Namaste, everyone!

(4) Comments   


oliviasy on 17 July, 2007 at 1:57 pm #

it’s perfectly alrite if u can’t fully wrap ur right thigh on the left thigh. after all, practising yoga is not all about getting the postures right, but doing your best to ur body’s ability 🙂 it’s ok to place ur toes on the floor too, and sink ur hips lower to feel ur thigh muscles working. slowly but surely, u wl improve and the next thing, u can do the pose perfectly!

River of Karma on 17 July, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

I understand your problem. We all go through it at some point. But there’s a possible remedy.

Try this: When doing the Garudasana, stretch your *wrapping* leg straight into a 7 oclock position (meaning behind you) keeping your base leg without changing. Then slowly swing your wrapping leg one circle to the front into a wrap.

Remember, do slow and easy. No strain, no pain.

simple american on 18 July, 2007 at 2:16 am #

Oi! You trying to hurt me lor?


Me missus is doing yoga at the gym too.

odysseus on 26 July, 2007 at 3:04 pm #

Trying to be Jacky Chan izzit? Drunken yoga ?

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