Eagle pose also known as garudasana improves your balance and stretches your upper back, shoulders and outer thighs. Regularly practicing this pose will strengthen your legs, knees and ankles. This pose opens the pelvic area and creates space between shoulder blades. Your spine should be erect and hips and shoulder face forward. Breathing evenly and gazing at a distance of about 4 or 5 feet away will help you in maintaining balance.