The Eagle Yoga Pose

The Eagle Yoga Pose


A description or demonstration of the Eagle Yoga Pose, which involves wrapping one leg around the other and crossing the arms in front of the body. This pose is said to improve balance, focus, and flexibility.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

The Eagle Yoga Pose Instructions

  1. Begin in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale, bend your knees slightly.
  3. Lift your right leg and cross it over your left thigh, placing your right foot behind your left calf.
  4. Bring your arms out to the sides, parallel to the floor.
  5. Cross your left arm over your right arm at the elbows, bringing your palms together.
  6. Hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, focusing on your balance and breathing.
  7. Release the pose by slowly uncrossing your arms and legs and returning to a standing position.
  8. Repeat on the other side, crossing your left leg over your right thigh and left arm over your right arm.

The Eagle Yoga Pose Form & Visual

The Eagle Yoga Pose

The Eagle Yoga Pose Benefits

  • Strengthens the arms, shoulders, and upper back muscles
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Stretches the hips, thighs, and calves
  • Increases focus and concentration
  • Improves respiratory function
  • Relieves stress and anxiety

The Eagle Yoga Pose Muscles Worked

  • Shoulders
  • Upper back
  • Triceps
  • Forearms
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Glutes

The Eagle Yoga Pose Variations & Alternatives

  • Half Eagle Pose
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a forward fold
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a backbend
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a twist
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a side bend
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a bound half lotus
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a bound full lotus
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a bound extended big toe pose
  • Garudasana (Eagle Pose) with a bound revolved half moon pose