This is an intermediate-advanced pose. This is also called as Garudasana. This asana is extremely good if you are having asthma, low backache, and sciatica.
Way To Do It:
1. Stand in mountain pose with your legs a hip-width apart.
2. Stretch your arms in front of your body and place your left arm under your right arm.
3. Bend your elbows keeping it aligned with your chin and raise your forearms perpendicular to the floor so that your back arms face each other.
4. Your palms should face each other, for this press your right hand to the right and your left hand to the left.
5. Press your palms as much as possible by lifting your elbows up and stretching your fingers towards the ceiling.
6. Stay in this position for up to 7 breaths and you can repeat the same pose on the opposite side by reversing your hands.
This pose can be deepened by bending your knees and crossing your left thigh over your right. Further, hook the top of your left foot behind your right calf and stay balanced.
While deepening this pose, perform it under strong professional supervision. For balance, you can take the help of a wall to brace your back torso.
This asana which is super beneficial for pituitary and thyroid glands improves your focus and balance thereby warding off your stress. This empowering pose let go of the tension in the shoulders, legs, and back.
When you twist your arms, your blood circulation compresses; and when you release, a flow of energy circulates throughout your body.