In Sanskrit, Mayur Stands for Peacock and meaning of Asana is Pose or Posture. As indicated by the Indian mythology, peacock is a symbol of love and everlasting status. Mayurasana is said to take after a peacock when it struts around with its plumes down. Peacock Pose has a mess of advantages, and in spite of the fact that it looks entangled, with a little practice, Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) is very simple to do.
Style of Asana: – Hatha Yoga.
Level of Asana: – Intermediate.
Preparatory Poses: – Eka Pada Shirshasana, Chaturanga Dandasana.
Follow-Up Poses: – Balasana, Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Bhujapidasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Dwi Hasta Bhujasana.
Steps of Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)
- Start this pose by sitting on your heels. Keep some distance between your both knees.
- Keep your hands on the ground with fingers points towards your body. Slowly bend your elbows and press them towards your belly.
- Keep your abdomen firm. For this place your head on the ground, and work up the quality in your stomach.
- Now stretch your legs out, in a way that your knees are straight and your feet are facing the floor.
- Keep your shoulder bones strong and pushed into your back. Fix your bum and lift your head and look forward.
- Move your body weight forward and raise your legs from the ground. Lift your body by your hands and it should be parallel to the ground.
- Remain in this pose about 30 seconds and you can increase the holding time about one minute by daily practice.
- After that put your head and feet on the floor and release the pose.
Benefits of Mayurasana
- Peacock Pose removes toxins and detoxifies your body.
- Improves the function of digestive system and makes abdomen stronger.
- Peacock Pose is beneficial in piles and diabetes.
- Strengthens and tones your reproductive system.
- Mayurasana Improves sexual activity.
- Makes your elbows, wrist, spine and shoulders stronger.
- Mayurasana improves your posture.
- Reduces anxiety and stress and give calmness to mind.
- Increases your focusing power of mind.
If you have an injury in your shoulder, elbow or wrist, shoulder or elbow, then avoid this. In Hernia, High B.P., Heart related diseases, brain tumor, infections in ear, eye, nose during pregnancy and periods avoid this Pose. If you are uncomfortable during the asana, release the pose quickly. If you are a beginner, you feel it’s difficult to adjust yourself in this asana, so use blocks for supporting your head and ankles.