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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mayurasana - Peacock Pose

Meaning of 'Mayura', a Sanskrit word, is 'Peacock'. While doing this asana, the of body looks like a ' Peacock'.

As it is one of the difficult type of asanas, you should have prior knowledge about other easy asanas. You can sit in Vajrasana and start doing Mayurasana.

Procedure For Doing Mayurasana - Peacock Pose

  • Kneel on your mat and keeping the feet together separate the knees. Lean forward and place the palms flat with the fingers pointed towards the body. Your elbows should be against your abdomen. Lean forward more so your chest is on your upper arms.
  • Place the forehead on the mat and straighten the legs, one leg at a time. Keep the legs together. Shift your weight forward so the legs lift up automatically. Then lift your head up.
  • Now your whole body is balanced on your hands. Try to hold the pose for a short while and also try to lift the legs up even more.
  • Slowly lower yourself down with control. Take a few deep breaths and bring your breathing back to normal.

Benefits Of Doing Mayurasana - Peacock Pose

  • The Mayrasana (Peacock Posture) provides exercise to all of the parts of the body.
  • It helps in toning up of some of the internal organs like liver, kidney and pancreas
  • Those who have stomach disorder would be benefitted by doing this asana.
  • Mayurasan keeps the whole body in balanced and concentrated position.

Mayurasana - Peacock Pose Video