Garudasana - Eagle Pose - Arms Only (Garudasana)

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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Garuda in Sanskrit means a fierce bird of prey, the vehicle of the Hindu God Vishnu, usually described as an Eagle. Like Eagle Pose, quite a few muscles are being stretched in this pose, including the rhomboids, the lower trapezius and the teres major. Try to encourage the shoulder blades to slide down the back while holding the pose.
Pose Position: Sitting
Body Part: Shoulders, Arms

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Latissimus Dorsi, Deltoids


teamtalbot 10 months ago

I have trouble when doing Eagle arms, especially when I’m standing. I can’t focus straight ahead because my arms are in front of my face. should I look right or left? Guidance please

David Procyshyn 10 months ago

Hi there. It doesn't really matter where you look. I usually look at my arms and focus in on the sensation of the stretch.