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Eagle Pose

Angle-Based Images: Eagle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eagle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eagle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eagle Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Eagle Pose Video
Eagle Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Start standing with soft knees, shift your weight onto your left leg and hug your right knee into your chest.
Eagle Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Cross your right thigh over your left thigh, hooking your right foot on either side of your left ankle or shin (single or double wrap, whichever your knees permit) with your toes facing down.
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Eagle Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Wrap your right arm under your left arm and press your palms together, fingertips facing up.
Eagle Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Sit down low while keeping your hips square and lift up through your elbows and fingertips.
Eagle Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Your upper arms are parallel to the ground and fingertips reach away from your face to open your shoulders. Stay here for five long, deep breaths. Unwind, then repeat on the other side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Do a single wrap with the legs, keeping the balls of your feet on the ground.

Tips

Not recommended for those suffering from knee ankle or shoulder maladies.

Benefits

This pose strengthens the lower body, opens the shoulders and improves balance and concentration.

Modifications

Reach your elbows up and your fingertips away from your face to deepen the shoulder opening.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Pelvis Exercises
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