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Eagle Arms

Garudasana

Benefits

Stretches arms and upper back, improves balance and concentration.

Step 1

Begin in Mountain Pose.

Step 2

Reach your arms out wide, then wrap them around your upper body in a hug.

Step 3

Hold the pose for a couple of breaths.

Step 4

Open your arms up wide, and give yourself another hug with your opposite arm on top.

Step 5

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths.

Step 6

Open your arms wide, then return to Mountain Pose.

Tip

This is a very early version of Eagle Pose. As children become more advanced, you may wish to increase the difficulty by having them stand with their legs crossed in an X while in this pose.

This hug can also be used while children are seated.

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