Mayurasana Posture

The word “mayur” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “peacock” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “asana”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Sit in vajrasana.
  • Keep your palms on the mat such that the palms are facing towards your body.
  • Now press your palms on the mat, bend your head forward and bend your elbows.
  • Slowly lift your legs off the mat one after the other keeping them straight such that tey are parallel to the mat.
  • Now lift your head up balancing the whole body weight on your hands.
  • Tighten your abdomen and look forward.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now slowly drop your legs down , bend your knees, sit on your heels and relax.

Benefits:

  • It helps in improving the digestion.
  • It helps in controlling diabetes.
  • It helps in toning reproductive system.
  • It helps in improving sexual activity.
  • It helps in strengthening spine, shoulders, elbows and wrist.

Contra-Indications:

Frozen shoulder, Injury to wrist, elbows and shoulders, Hernia, Hypertension, Heart related disorders, Brain tumor, Infections in eye, ear, nose, during menstruation and pregnancy one should avoid this asana.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert