Eagle Pose

What is Eagle Pose?

Eagle pose is a standing balance pose that’s as much about focus and mindset as it as about balancing ability. Harness the breath, focus the gaze and calm the mind to master this position’s balancing twists.

You may do Eagle Pose in these types of classes:

How do you do Eagle Pose?

  • Step 1

    Stand with your legs hips-width apart and bend your knees. Lean your torso forward slightly, keeping your back long and extended. Reach your arms straight overhead.

  • Step 2

    Lift your left leg and cross it over your right thigh. Wrap your left foot toes around your right calf.

  • Step 3

    Bend your arms into a goalpost position by lowering them to shoulder height with your elbows at 90 degree angles.

  • Step 4

    Keeping the 90-degree angle, bring your arms in front of your chest. Cross your left arm underneath your right and then wind your right forearm around your left. Bring your palms together with your fingers pointing up. Repeat on the other side.

How do you modify Eagle Pose?

  • Eagle Pose for Prenatal

  • Eagle Pose for Beginners

  • Advanced Eagle Pose

  • Eagle for Weak Knees

  • Eagle for Weak Lower Back

  • Eagle for Weak Shoulders

  • Eagle for Tight Hips

What are the benefits of Eagle Pose?

  • Full-body Strength

  • Leg Strength

  • Balance

Expert opinion

This pose is fantastic to improve balance and it also works to strengthen inner thighs and ankles.
Elisabeth Halfpapp,exhale in New York City

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