|Courtesy of Nagoya Garuda Health Club|
Garuda was born with a great hatred for the evil and he is supposed to roam about the universe devouring the bad..."
Garudasana, Garuda pose, involves balancing on one leg, with arms and legs wrapped around each other, to temporarily restrict blood flow to the extremities, and stretch connective tissues around the joints, so that when released a burst of fresh oxygenated blood floods these areas. It can also be performed while lying on the back, so one does not need to focus on the balancing aspect of the pose. Here are images of the pose you may follow for practice instructions.
|Anatomy of Garudasana, courtesy of Yoga Anatomy.|
|Garudasana on the ground, courtesy of Deborah Shemesh.|
|Garudasana in the studio, Namaste North. |
Anchorage, AK, 2013.
|Gaurdasana while perched in a tree. |