Garuda Asana


GARUDA ASANA


Introduction:

        The shape of the body becomes like a Garuda in this asana, so it is called Garuda asana. The person should pay attention on the concentration of the brain in this asana because doing so is necessary. The shape of the body becomes like a Garuda in this asana, so it is called Garuda asana. The person should pay attention on the concentration of the brain in this asana because doing so is necessary.

Technique:

        The place for the practice of this asana should be airy, calm and clean. Thereafter, stand straight in normal position in this asana. After that, keep the left leg straight and warp right leg with the left leg like a creeper. Now keep both the hands in front of the chest and wrap them to each other like a creeper. In this position, the shape of both the hands should be like the beak of Garuda (a type of bird). Now try to bring your right leg on the floor by bending it downwards slowly. Stay in this position for one minute and return in normal position. Repeat this activity by changing the leg (viz by standing on the right foot and by wrapping the left foot on the right foot.) Do this activity 5-5 times by changing the legs and increase the practice of it slowly.

Benefits:

        The practice of this asana makes the spinal cord flexible and waist thin. It makes the muscles and nerves of arms and legs strong and active. It makes the legs, knees and thighs strong. It prevents the shivering and pain of the shoulder, arms and elbow. This asana is also useful in preventing body shivering. Waist pain, rheumatism (joints pain) and hernia are cured by the practice of this asana. The person, who has been suffering from piles, testicles’ enlargement (hydrocoel) and urinary disorders, should do the practice of this asana because it is beneficial in these cases.