Garuda means eagle, the king of the birds in Indian mythology. This is a particularly challenging posture requiring a combination of strength, balance and flexibility. The ankles and legs are strengthened in this posture and flexibility is restored to the shoulders. This pose requires your position for 10 to 15 minutes. It would give you the tendency to balance your body straight. You have to breathe light when attempting this pose of yoga. It stretches the shoulders and strengthens your legs by giving your body a balance to stand firm.
This posture is particularly beneficial to those suffering from cramping in calf muscles. If you have weak ankles and are prone to ankle sprains this posture will tone up the muscles surrounding your ankle joints. Balance is restored to the body and the mind is centered.