Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Garudasana(eagle pose)

  • This is the eagle pose.
  • Start in Tadasana.
  • From there bend your knees then take your left thigh and cross it over your right thigh while balancing on your right foot.
  • Try to hook the left foot over the right lower right calf.
  • Now stretch your arms so they are parallel to the floor and square your shoulder blades.
  • Cross your arms so the right arm is over your left arm and then bend your elbows.
  • Then twist the right arm around the left so that you are doing a twisted prayer pose, with the palms joined.
  • Stay here breathing easily for thirty seconds. Then come out of the pose and relax.


  • Hip replacement
  • Knee injury
  • Students with knee concerns should use modifications.


  • Helps develop focus, concentration, and increased balance.
  • Provides a deep stretch in the outer hips, along the posterior
  • shoulders, and between the shoulder blades.
  • Stretches and strengthens the calf and ankle of the standing leg.
  • Develops the ankles and removes stiffness in the shoulders.
  • Preventing cramps in the calf muscles.

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