According to hindu mythology “garud” is recognize as “king of birds” and is represented as the vehicle of lord Vishnu. Garuda is described as having a white face,curved beak, red wings and golden body. That’s why in Sanskrit garudasna is a combination of two words the first one is garud” which means “eagle” as eagle is a king of all birds and the other one is “asana” means”posture” or “pose”. Garudasana is a standing and balancing posture in which the weight of entire body is balanced on only one leg . This asana also called “Eagle pose” just because of the shape which it resembles while doing this asana .Now let’s further study about garudasana and how it is beneficial for healing joint or knee pain.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED WHILE DOING GRUDASANA
1 Step : The first step is to bend your knees and lift your left leg and place your left thigh over your right thigh and balance your body on the right leg.
2 Step : The second step is to wrap your left foot on calf of your right leg.
3 Step : Now raise your arms in front of you parallel to the floor and then cross your arms and place your right arm above the left arm.
4 Step : After that bend your elbows they should be perpendicular to the floor and wrap your left forearm around and under your right forearm and your left hand fingers should be on your right hand palm.
5 Step : Focus your gaze at a distance and hold this position for about 15-20 seconds and take deep breaths.
6 Step : Get back to the normal position but first gently release your arms and then your legs.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GARUDASANA
1. Improves your concentration power.
2. This asana teaches us how to balance our body and helps to improve your sense of balance.
3. Stretches your shoulder and wrist.
4. Strengthens your ankles.
5. It improves your concentration power.
6. Consider to be very good for asthma patients.
7. Consider good for scatica patients.
8. Helps to remove backache problems.
9. Stretch muscles of your shoulder, arms, chest and stomach.
10. Relieves stress and fatigue.
11. Makes your back more flexible.
12. Strengths your calves.
13. Makes your whole body flexible.
14. This yoga asana consider to be very good for runners.
15. By doing this asana your all body joints opens up such as shoulder, wrist, elbows, knees, ankles, hips.
16. Stretch your upper back.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN WHILE DOING GRUDASANA
1. Women who are pregnant should avoid to do this asana.
2. Avoid doing this asana if you have any severe injury in your wrist, elbow, knee, ankle.