Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Garudasana (Eagle Pose)

Benefits: This pose helps release the iliotibial (IT) band, an often-overlooked cause of hip pain and stiffness.

How to do it: Start in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Bring your left leg over your right thigh and bend into your knee. Then, cross your arms in front of you so that the right arm is on top of your left, then place your right elbow into the crook of your left arm. Your palms will be facing away from each other. Turn them in to face each other and bring them as close together as you can. Remain in this pose for 15 to 30 seconds, then release and repeat on the other side.