Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Peacock Pose

Peacock pose is a hand balancing asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise with the body held horizontal over the hands. The word "mayur" is derived from a sanskrit word meaning "peacock" and "asana" Meaning posture or asana. Mayurasana is also know as the Peacock Pose. it counts as an advanced asana. it is very easy to fall forward in the final position and crush the floor. so be careful and if necessary place a small cushion on the floor under the face.

How to do Pecock asana (Steps) :

  1. First Position Sit in Vajrasana Pose.
  2. Keep your palms on the mat such that the palms are facing towards your body.
  3. Then press your palms on the mat bend your head forwad and bend your elbows.
  4. Then slowly lift your legs off the mat one after the other keeping them straight such that tey are parallel to the mat.
  5. Now lift your head up balancing the whole body weight on your hands.
  6. Tighten your abdomen and look forward.
  7. Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths - each breath must be 6-8 seconds.
  8. Now slowly drop your legs down, bend your knees, sit on your heels and relax. 
Peacock Pose Benefits :
  1. stimulates the metabolic processes which increase secretions from different glands.
  2. All digestive organs are massaged.
  3. Helps to control diabetes.
  4. Stimulates the elimination of toxins from the blood.
  5. Removes skin conditions (boils & acne)
  6. Useful in managing flatulence and constipation.
  7. Brings all doshas into balance and harmony.
  8. Peacock pose removes toxins and detocifies your body.
  9. Improves the function of digestive system and makes abdomen strong.
  10. Peacock pose is beneficial in piles and diabetes.
  11. Strengthens and tones your reproductive system.
  12. Peacock pose improves sexual activity.
Knee on the floor, knees wide, and sit on your heels. Lean forward and press your palms on the floor with your fingers turned back toward your torso bend your elbows slightly and touch the pinky sides of your hands and the outer forearms together.
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