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Obadiah

I am pround of my seif and my country

Natalie

A great modification for beginners that can't do the arms, is giving themselves a hug!

Shani Gubler

Great pose for balance hips and shoulders all in one, but still so blissful :)

Cathy

Thank you. Eagle pose is helping my sore arms.

Michael

Heidi - according to Bikram, right arm under, right leg over.

yoga 4 everybody

I have been taught that crossing alternating limbs (right arm on top with the left leg on top and vice versa) helps to redirect energy pathways, correcting the spirals of DNA, thereby restoring homeostasis and equanimity.

heidi

does it matter which arm is under the other if so why. I've looked everywhere for the answer after a participant in my yoga class asked if I was teaching the arm part wrong. right arm under left while right leg is over left.

lexi

not for nothing but this is a difficult stading pose for most beginners. I honestly don't understand the whole Bikram philosophy. If I remember correctly it actually has to do with the subtly body and energy why it should always be opposite arm on top as we teach in ashtanga. this is a pose i would tell anyone with a serious knee injury to avoid.

hathamark

I notice that your model uses the right arm over left and right leg under left technique. Any reason for alternating. I've seen this effort is used as well by B.K.S Iyengar in Light on Yoga but Bikram favours to mirror the right arm under left and right leg over left in Bikram Yoga. Coulter's Anatomy of Hatha Yoga does not alternate demonstrating the arguably more teachable right arm over left leg over.
Would anyone like to share any likely advantages or disadvantages?

luc

this pose is so easy and simple! I had to use it to pass my drama class!

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