Friday, June 6, 2008

Pose of the Day


photo by acrojulie
#3 Garurasana - Eagle Pose

Benefits:
Improves the flexibility of the 12 major joints of the body — ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbow, and wrists
Flushes out kidneys
Brings blood to the reproductive organs
Improves sexual vitality and control
Helps prostate problems
Firms legs, arms, and abdomen
Helps tennis elbow
Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
Improves the function of the central nervous system, and the lymphatic system
Improves balance and grace of the body
This pose is a challenge for me. My shoulders are a bit tight and I can't seem to work around my biceps to have my palms touch. So I grab my fingers together and do the best I can.

Balance also comes in to play. I would have to say that at least 89% of the time I fall out of this posture due to my climpsy nature. Oh well such is life, I fall out of that too at times.

4 comments:

Ben Kaelan said...

I love this pose. I always feel like I'm in this really powerful knot of some kind. :) It's so challenging but so fun when you actually are able to maintain it. :)

Hugs!

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

I'm so glad you are posting about Bikram yoga. I started last week and I've gone every day except last thursday. I'm so loving it!
Pixy Lisa

lucy said...

hey there!! we have a lot in common. a once avid yogi over here. Bikram etc... so, i love your blog!!!

Eagle is my favorite, i repeat FAVORITE pose. I don't even know why. It just feels so good to wrap your body up like a pretzel. (although i can see tightness from lifting interfering). I too had a hard time lifting while practicing yoga. Now, I lift and do joint mobility. But, more so because of injury. I CANT WAIT to go back to yoga and even dance for that matter.

Just wanted to say, LOVE your blog! You're on my blog links and I've even became inspired to start discussing workouts on my blog.

Look forward to future posts!

bitpazar said...

great blog, keep it up

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