Morning practice ???

“I do yoga so that I can stay flexible enough to kick my own arse if necessary.”
Betsy Canas Garmon

Eagle pose or “Garudasana” is fun and complex pose that challenges your balance, flexibility and strength. It opens the upper back, shoulder joints, hips and IT band. I especially like it because squeezing the arms and legs together to maintain balance is almost like a massage and very beneficial for overall circulation.

How to do eagle pose:
?‍♀️ Stand in mountain pose. Begin by slightly bending your knees and lifting up your left foot. While balancing on your right foot, cross your left thigh over your right thigh. The toes on your left foot should be pointing towards the floor and should be placed behind the calf of your right calf.
?‍♀️ Cross your right arm over your left and bring them upwards towards your face. Begin by putting your arms out straight in front of you so that the back of your shoulders are separated. Then, cross your arms with the right arm above the left arm. Place your right elbow into the crack of your left elbow. Bring your forearms up so that the backs of your hand are facing one another.
?‍♀️ Move your hands so that the palms are now facing each other and stretch towards the ceiling. The thumb of your right hand should be in front of the little finger on your left hand. Lift your elbows up and stretch your fingers towards the ceiling.
?‍♀️ Hold this position for between 15 and 30 seconds. Then gradually unwrap your legs and arms and return to the Mountain pose.