Garuda means eagle.
- Stand in Tāḍāsana.
- Bend the right knee. Bring the left leg over right thigh above right knee.
- Then move the left foot behind the right calf so that left shin touches the right calf and the left big toe hooks just above the inner side of the right ankle. Now the left leg is twisted round the right leg.
- You have balance on right leg only and this needs practice.
- Bend the elbows and raise the arms to the chest level. Rest the right elbow on the front of the left upper arm near the elbow joint then move the right hand back to the right and left hand back to the left and join the palms. Now both the arms are twisted around each other.
- Stay in this pose 15 to 20 seconds with deep breathing.
- Then released arms, legs and come back to Tāḍāsana.
- Repeat this pose on the other side of the body.
- Initially one can keep the leg slightly bent which in not crossed. This gives the balance.
- Keep the eyes open. Focus on one point straight infront.
- This āsana develops ankles and removes stiffness in the shoulders.
- Improves attention and concentration.
- It improves balance in the body.
- strengthens and tones the leg muscles.
- It removes cramps in the calf muscles.