Peacock Pose (Mayurasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

PEACOCK POSE

Sanskrit NameMayurasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Mayur – Peacock, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Arm Balance Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Core, Arms and Back


WHAT IS PEACOCK POSE (MAYURASANA)?

Peacock Pose (Mayurasana) is a challenging arm balancing yoga pose that strengthens your core, arms, back and wrists.


DO NOT PRACTICE PEACOCK POSE (MAYURASANA) IF:

  1. You have a wrist, arm or shoulder injury

  2. You’re pregnant

  3. You have abdominal pain or a hernia

  4. You have a back injury

  5. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF PEACOCK POSE (MAYURASANA)

  1. Strengthens your core, arms, back and wrists

  2. Stretches your wrist flexors

HOW TO PRACTICE PEACOCK POSE (MAYURASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start by kneeling on the ground with your feet touching and your toes curled under. Keep your ankles together, and your knees shoulder width apart. Round your back and tuck your chin into your chest. Place the top of your head on the floor. Place your hands on the floor, between your knees with your fingers facing backwards.

  2. Gaze backwards towards your feet and straighten your legs behind you. Balance your stomach on your elbows. Your elbows should be in the centre of your body. This will make it easier to raise your legs and balance. Lift your head off the floor and gaze slightly ahead. Lift your feet off the floor and balance, keeping your body and head in a straight line.

  3. Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable, to exit lower your feet to the ground, kneel and then slowly come out of the pose.

PEACOCK POSE (MAYURASANA) VARIATION – USE A WALL AND BLOCKS

Practice this asana with your feet placed against the wall and your hands balancing on blocks.


PREPARATORY POSES


Crane Pose – Bakasana


Rabbit Pose – Sasangasana


Upward Plank Pose – Purvottanasana


Four Limbed Staff Pose – Chaturanga Dandasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana


Child’s Pose - Balasana

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