It’s time for another pose breakdown! This week instructor Stacy Broussard is here to walk you through Eagle Pose (or Garudasana in Sanskrit). Consider giving this pose a try after your body is warmed up from a yoga class, or perhaps after taking a few minutes to stretch out your hips. We suggest a few rounds of cat/cow, and a few poses that are intended to be hip openers (some examples are: Cow Facing Pose, Chair Pose, Tree Pose, Mountain Pose, or Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - all of which can be googled if you aren’t sure what they look like).
Our breath is powerful - it's what reminds us that we're alive! But it's easy to forget that it's also a wonderful tool for both focus and relaxation. Alternate nostril breathing, or Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, is one of several methods of breath-work. It requires us to slow down and pay careful attention to our breath which in turn calms the mind, relaxes the body (which helps relieve any lingering tension), and offers us a chance to find stillness in the present moment.