Garuda the mystical bird, is the carrier of lord Vishnu. Garuda is the king of birds, sky and air. Birds generally have sharp eyes, a distinct sense of orientation, and strong survival instincts. Garuda mudra is a powerful mudra to add to your daily yoga and meditation practice. Garuda mudra is useful in balancing energy in the body. It is very beneficial for the circulatory systems and should be used for about 4 minutes 3 times a day.
Sit in a meditation position of your choice and place the right hand on top of the left, spread the fingers and gently hook the thumbs. Place the hands horizontally in the lap. Whilst in position imagine living your life as a big bird of prey – you sail elegantly and lightly through the air and see the ground below clearly. You see the landscape all around you for what it is – the mountains are challenges but are not too high for you to fly over. Breathe deeply. Use your clear vision to ascertain what is significant in your life and what is unimportant.