WHAT IS GARUDASANA(The Super Bird Pose)


GARUDASANA

 

In modern yoga Garudasana (Eagle pose) is a standing balancing yoga posture/pose/asana. It is a combination of two words Garuda and asana. Garuda means Eagle (bird). In the final position/ yoga posture of this asana, the hands are to be intertwined and placed in front of the chest like a beak of Garuda or eagle. This is why this asana is known as Garudasana.

Technique of doing Garudasana

  • One should only start the practice of this asana/yoga posture after a proper warm up.
  • Stand straight on the ground.
  • Now slightly bend your knees.
  • Lift your right foot up while balancing on your left foot and cross the right leg over the left leg.
  • Intertwine both the arms with each other like the strands of a rope.
  • Place the intertwined hands in front of the chest like the beak of an eagle.
  • Bend the knees and then try to balance.
  • Try to hold the yoga posture for at least 15-30 seconds.
  • Repeat this yoga posture from the other side of the leg and follow the same procedure.
  • For better results try to do this asana at least 2-4 times.
GARUDASANA

Benefits of Garudasana

  • Regular practice of Garudasana stretches the muscles of areas such as thighs, hips, calves, shoulders and upper back.
  • Regular practice of Garudasana helps to strengthen the muscles of the feet, ankles, thighs and calves.
  • Garudasana is immensely helpful in case of enlargement of the testicles.
  • Garudasana is very beneficial for the patients of anorectal and urinary melodies.
  • Regular practice of this yoga posture i.e. Garudasana helps to improve the concentration/focusing power of a person.
  • Regular practice of Garudasana helps to improve the functioning of the joints.
  • This asana is helps to alleviate the pain of the feet, knee joints and other joints.
  • Regular practice of Garudasana helps to increase the flexibility of the body.
  • Regular and proper practice of this yoga posture/asana helps to reduce the unwanted fat from areas such as thighs, arms and hips.
  • Regular practice of this yoga posture/asana is very beneficial for sciatica patients.
  • It helps to cure the problems of the prostate.
  • Regular practice of this asana helps to prevent cramps in calf muscles.
  • Regular practice of this asana is good for the proper functioning of the Kidney, and it also helps to cure Kidney related problems.
  • This yoga posture is very beneficial for those who have urinary problems.
  • Regular practice of this yoga posture helps to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Regular practice of this yoga posture/asana helps to energize the body.
  • Regular practice of this yoga posture/asana helps the body and mind to stay calm.

Precautions while doing Garudasana

  • Practice of this yoga posture/asana should be avoided in case of severe arthritis.
  • People who have undergone any major surgery/surgeries should avoid doing this yoga posture/asana for at least 9 to 12 months after it and if they want to start this after the mentioned period of time, they should discuss it with their doctor.
  • People who have recently recovered from any injury/surgery should only do this yoga posture/asana in the presence of a professional yoga trainer.
  • In case of varicose veins one should avoid the practice of this yoga posture i.e. Garudasana.
  • In case of swelling in veins one should avoid the practice of this yoga posture/asana.
  • In case of severe problems of joints, the practice of this yoga posture should be avoided.
  • Practice of this yoga posture/asana should be avoided in case of obesity.
  • Practice of this yoga posture/asana should be avoided in case of high blood pressure and low blood pressure.
  • Practice of this yoga posture/asana should be avoided in case of severe headache and migraine.
  • Practice of this yoga posture/asana should be avoided in case of asthma.
  • Pregnant women must avoid the practice of Garudasana as it is not safe for them.

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