Practice of the Month


GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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18 Apr 2024


Practice of the Month
Practice of the Month

Practice of the Month 


In this Asana the shape of the body resembles to that of Eagle bird – Garuda, hence the name Garudasana.

Contra Indications- Arthritis, stiff ankles and knee joints, weak shoulder and elbow muscles, sever pain in spine, mental instability etc., then avoid this, Asana. Advisable to practice under the guidance of Yoga Expert
Technique –

1) Starting Position – Stand in relaxation position with comfortable distance between the legs, hands by the side of the body

2) Main Technique- Bring legs together and stand erect in ‘sthiti Tadasana’ with hands closer to the body. Fix gaze on a spot right in front. Now, keeping the left leg straight, slightly bend the right leg and encircle it in a way that right thigh rests over the left thigh. Top of the right foot should rest on the calf of the left leg. Bend the elbows and bring them in front of the chest. Now, encircle the right arm around the left arm in such a manner that palms of both hands are clasped together on each other. The joined palms should rest in front of the nose resembling like the beak of an Eagle. Slightly bend the left knee to lower the body towards the ground and keeping the back straight all the time. Focus on the breath with Pranadharana maintaining the balance of the body on left leg. It is advisable, not to close eyes in the initial stages as there is a chance of losing the balance. This is the final posture of Garudasana and hold it up to the capacity. Gently release the twisted arms and legs in reverse manner and repeat the same starting with left leg.

3) Releasing the Asana – After repeating the Asana on both the sides, release the twists of arms and legs and come to relaxation posture.

Benefits – Improves balance, improves concentration, strengthen the muscles of the legs and arms, loosens joints of arms, legs and hips. Alleviates sciatica and rheumatism.

Preparatory practices- Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Veer Bhadrasana, Hasta Padasana

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