Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) is one of the main yoga asanas. Peacock Pose is a difficult asana for beginners. However, with a little practice, one can master this asana. All that’s needed is patience and perseverance.
Step by Step
Step 1: Sit on your heels, on a yoga mat, with knees kept wide.
Step 2: Lean forward and place your hands on the floor with your fingers pointing towards your body.
Step 3: Fold the elbows and let your torso rest on the upper arms. The elbows must touch the sides of your navel.
Step 4: Rest your shoulders in a retracted position to avoid a shoulder injury.
Step 5: Now as you lean forward, stretch your legs behind and keep the lower body tight.
Step 6: Keep your body straight and stiff to maintain your balance in the pose.
Step 7: Hold the pose for 30 seconds. Now, slowly lower the body to the ground in a resting position.
Benefits of Mayurasana
1. strengthens posterior muscles
2. trims stubborn fat
3. healthy digestion
4. activates the solar plexus
5. higher vitality and vigour
6. strength in arms and shoulder
Precautions to be taken
People having the following problems might avoid practising Mayurasana
- Wrist, shoulder or elbow injury
- Heart diseases
- High blood pressure
- Brain tumour
- Intestinal problems
- Infections pertaining to eye, ear and nose
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