Fly Like an Eagle: The Eagle Pose and the Mythology of Garudasana
In cultures around the world, the eagle has long been a symbol of strength, vision and perseverance. In Greek mythology, the Aetos Dios, a giant eagle, serves as Zeus’s constant companion and messenger. In Native American folklore, the eagle flies between heaven and earth, carrying messages from the people to God... In India, Indonesia and Southeast Asia, tales of the powerful eagle, Garuda, have inspired state symbols, a national airline, peacekeeping forces and even a yoga pose.
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