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Posture of the Week: Eagle

Eagle Pose is the only pose that opens up the 14 largest joints in the skeletal system.  Eagle also supplies fresh blood to the reproductive organs and the kidneys, increasing sexual power and helping to clear up reproductive problems. It helps firm calves, thighs, hips, abdomen, and upper arms.  It also improves the flexibility of the hip, knee, and ankle joints and strengthens the latissimus dorsi, trapezius and deltoid muscles.  This posture is very good for varicose veins.

  • This posture can be really easy for some people and really difficult for others. Don’t force yourself into the pose.
  • Use a little momentum When you bring one leg over the other to help hook your foot around your calf muscle.
  • If you have trouble getting your foot under your calf muscle practice it in a seated position.
  • Try to get into the posture as quick as possible so you can stay in it longer and get the cardiovascular benefits.