Eagles Arms Modifications for your Yoga Practice

by Melissa West on July 28, 2014

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6 Modifications for Eagle arms

Eagle-ArmsDear Melissa,

I need help with my eagle arms! I don’t seem to be able to do this. Can you suggest some modifications?



Dear Linda

Thank you for your question. You may be interested in a blog post we did about a year ago on 3 different modifications in eagle’s pose.


Today I will show you 5 different modifications of eagles arms.

  1. just palms and elbows together
  2. hook your elbows and just bring the backs of your palms together
  3. keep your elbows lower and in tighter to your body
  4. give yourself a hug instead
  5. hook your right arm underneath your straight left arm (and switch)
  6. you can use a strap 🙂

You are still going to get the benefits of opening up your shoulders with these modifications which is the intention of eagle’s arms.





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