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You might have heard of compound exercises that work on more than one muscle at a time. But have you heard of a yoga pose that works on numerous major muscles in one go? Well, if not, then it is time to say hello to garudasana or the eagle pose.
It is a yoga pose that specially works on muscle strengthening. That means you can totally make those muscles, and strengthen them too, without lifting any weights. Isn’t it cool?
We asked the yoga expert, Grand Master Akshar about garudasana, and here’s what he had to say: “This pose is done basically in the standing position. If you see, then this pose helps in strengthening your calves, ankles, thighs, and hips muscles. You can build your balance and core strength. Another thing is that this asana also stretches the thighs, hips, shoulders, and upper back.”
He adds, “As your entire lower body is stretched to its fullest, it boosts the endurance of the muscles involved, and improves your overall performance, especially if you are an athlete.”
He also shared that garudasana is a great way to rehabilitate your muscles. The impact is low, and therefore it soothes muscle pain, and stretches every inch of your lower body.
“I would suggest you avoid this exercise if you have faced any knee injuries in the past. Apart from that, anyone and everyone can do this pose. I would recommend this pose for beginners as well”, concludes Grand Master Askhar.
So, who says you can’t sculpt your body with yoga? Well, now you have proof that that garudasana is the perfect way to gain muscle mass!