You’ve mastered the most difficult yoga class, and you navigate Pilates equipment with ease.
The Garuda method—named for an Indian mythological sacred bird that can change shape according to its function—may be the exercise you need to take your practice to the next level.
The method touts itself as a “more intelligent and intuitive” way to exercise.
Combining the spirituality, pranayama and asana practice of yoga, the core strength and focus of Pilates and the grace of ballet, the Garuda method delivers a stronger, more flexible and toned body.
This method harnesses the power of an intense cardiovascular workout while expanding the mind and stretching the body. With an emphasis on smooth, seamless movements without impact on the joints, the results are greater poise and more control.
Garuda practitioners use a specially designed Garuda apparatus—a large split platform with a chair attachment with pulleys, ropes bars and straps for increased range of movement—throughout carefully choreographed routines.
The apparatus was developed closely with engineers to create a single hybrid exercise device with seemingly limitless possibilities. It allows exercises to continuously flow from one to the other, allowing the method to constantly innovate and evolve.