Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

By : Tashia Anderson | : 28 September, 2020
Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)

 

Etymology and Origins of Mayurasana

Mayurasana is a Sanskrit word. Mayur means peacock, Asana means Yoga pose. So, the English name is Peacock pose. It looks like a peacock in its stretched grand horizontal position. It is a hand-balancing asana from ancient India’s Hatha Yoga tradition. It has become very popular in modern Yoga as a Yoga exercise to strengthen the internal organs in the middle of the body as also the spine, neck, shoulder, waist and of course the hands. It is also one of the toughest Yoga Asanas. It has varied physical and mental benefits.

Hamsasana (Swan Pose) is similar to Mayurasana except for the fact that the hands are placed with the fingers pointing forwards.

 

Step by Step Instructions of Mayurasana

  • Select a soft bed or a heavy Yoga mat.

  • First you have to kneel down and sit on your heels.

  • Place your palms in your front with the fingers back towards the knees as in the figure.

  • Now rest your whole body on the hands, keep the elbows around the navel to support your body weight and pressure.

  • Your body now is horizontal to the ground, legs and bust on the same line, straight, no curvature.

  • The pose now looks exactly like a peacock.

  • You should stop taking breaths in this position.

  • Initially stay in this position only for 5 to 6 seconds, or maximum of 10 seconds, depending upon your ability.

  • Then return to the original position, slowly.

  • Practise 3 to 4 times in one go.

  • Always do it in an empty stomach.

  • Keep in mind that it is an advanced Yoga which needs physical and mental power to perform well. If needed, learn under a Yoga teacher.

 

Benefits of Mayurasana

Anatomical Focus & Disease Control

  • This Yoga is really physically and mentally helpful.

  • It maintains the glands of Agni (Digestion), invigorates the nerves and muscles of the abdomen and pelvic region.

  • It also strengthens the large and Small Intestines.

  • Naturally, it helps in curing all types of Stomach troubles.

  • The ancients Yogins say that this Yoga has great therapeutic values for Dropsy (swelling of soft tissues), Ascites (the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, causing abdominal swelling), Spleen troubles.

  • It also removes defective bile, mucus.

  • It also maintains the production of toxins in the body.

  • It cures Rheumatism, idleness and lethargy.

  • Ancient saints used to tell that those who practice this Yoga for long period can easily digest spoiled foods and poisons.

  • Mayurasana also cures Constipation, Indigestion, Diabetes and Piles.

  • It also revitalizes the nerves and muscles connected with Kidneys and Intestines.

  • This Yoga strengthens the wrists, arms, shoulders and backside of the legs and torso.

  • Peacock is the most gorgeous bird in the world. This Asana increases your grace, beauty, love and tranquility.

  • It helps you balance negative emotions such as anger which is worst of all evils, anxiety and sadness.

  • So, it is a highly preventive cure for depression in 21st century.

  • Young students will be highly energized by doing this Yoga, and hence can perform well in exams.

  • It keeps you young and beautiful as your internal organs will be under regular cleansing.

  • This Yoga strengthens your Wrists and Forearms.

  • Doing it regularly will defer your aging process.

  • Mayurasana stimulates your Manipura Chakra which is situated just above the navel or slightly below the solar plexus. The Manipura chakra is the locus of clarity, self- assurance, bliss, and knowledge transforming your spiritual and mental health, Consciousness into Super-consciousness.

  • Therefore, this Yoga awakens your Kundalini Chakra. When you are able to awaken Kundalini Chakra, many of your mental and emotional problems will vanish, and you will be able to navigate to the level of higher-order happiness, concentration and capability through the spiritual path. Then success will be at your command.

  • This Asana will reduce stubborn fats in the abdomen, navel, hips, neck, hands, shoulder. So, you will remain young forever.

 

Benefits for Girls & Women

  • It cures Rheumatism, idleness and lethargy for girls and women in many countries who are suffering from societal domination.

  • This Yoga strengthens the wrists, arms, shoulders and backside of the legs and torso of girls and women.

  • It maintains the glands of Agni (Digestion), invigorates the nerves and muscles of the abdomen and pelvic region. So, they look beautiful and young.

  • Peacock is the most gorgeous bird in the world. This Asana increases grace, beauty, love power and tranquility of girls and women.

  • Young girls will be highly energized by doing this Yoga and hence, can perform well in exams.

  • Doing it regularly will defer your aging process.

  • This Yoga will reduce stubborn fats in the abdomen, navel, hips, neck, hands, shoulder. So, you will remain young forever.

  • Mayurasana makes you 6 pack without going to the gym.

 

Precautions

  • People with a weak and injured wrist and elbow should not do it.

  • Also, People suffering from high BP, Hernia, Ulcers should avoid it.

  • Girls and women must not do it during the Menstrual period.

  • Pregnant women also must avoid it.

 

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About the author:

Tashia Anderson
Tashia Anderson
Yoga Expert
She has been wholeheartedly devoted to Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. She has written...

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