Eagle is the only posture that opens up the 14 largest joints in the skeletal system.
Good for the central nervous system
Facilitates lymphatic functions
Improves the immune system
Improves mobility of hip joint and balance
Strengthens the legs and calves
Strengthens the deltoid and trapezius muscles
Sit down low, weight in heels, hook the elbows and pull down, fingertips aiming to go below nose, leg up as high as possible on the thigh, foot wrapped.
Tips for Eagle Pose:
* Make sure to squeeze your knees and thighs together everywhere that you feel contact between the two to increase the tourniquet effect of the posture
Keep your stomach in and off of the thighs
Fingers should go below the nose
Keep your palms together
Sit down low with your spine straight
Keep your weight on the heel of the standing foot and work toward having no gap between your wrapped foot and the back of your standing leg