Eagle Pose (also. Twisted Pose)
"At the center of life's storms I stand serene."
Ga-ru-daa-sa-na Garuda = the eagle sacred to Vishnu
From tadasana, shift your weight onto your left foot. Fix
your gaze on a stationary point on the floor or on the wall in
front of you. Bend your left knee slightly/ bring your right
foot in front of your left foot, and wrap your right leg
around the left as far as possible, keeping your left leg
Bend your left arm 90° and bring it up in front of you,
forearm vertical at the midline of your body. Wrap your right
arm underneath and around your left arm, with the inside of
your right elbow under your left elbow, palms together. Keep
your chest lifted, pelvis facing forward.
Breathe smoothly and naturally as you hold the pose and
affirm mentally, "At the center of life's storms I stand
To exit, release your arms, then inhale and spread your
arms wide to the sides. On the exhalation, release your right
leg and return to tadasana.
Pause to integrate the effects of the pose, then repeat to
the other side.