Pose of the Week | Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Fly like an eagle with the Pose of the Week:  Garudasana! This pose is great for improving balance and internal focus. If you have balance challenges, feel free to use a wall initially or instead of hooking the raised-leg foot, keep it on the floor to maintain your balance. You can also touch the back of your palms together versus wrapping your forearms so that your palms touch. Garudasana is a pose that has taught me that no matter how "tangled up" I might feel, I can always find my breath and balance. So take flight this week and give this pose a try!


  • Improves balance
  • Strengthens the ankles and calves
  • Stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back
  • Improves concentration


Posted on September 10, 2013 and filed under Pose of the Week, Standing Balances, Yoga Poses, Yoga.