How to do Eagle Pose (Left)

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: lower back, calves, glutes, quadriceps, shoulders

Instructions

From a standing position sweep your right arm under your left aiming to hook under the elbows and bring the hands towards each other. Standing on your left leg, lift your right leg up and over crossing at your thighs with the right foot hugging the left calf. Take your hips backwards to sit into a squat. Aim to move your left knee backwards and lift the chest to the sky. Keep your core active throughout and hold for a 5 breaths. Come out by standing up and uncrossing your arms and legs.

A common mistake is to sit your hips towards your heels rather than keeping the knees above the ankles and sitting the hips far backwards. Another mistake is to lean the chest forward. Instead aim to keep the chest lifted and the spine tall.

How to make Eagle Pose (Left) easier

To make it easier, tap the left toes to the floor outside the right foot to help with your balance.

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