Mayurasana (Sanskrit: मयूरासन) or Peacock Pose is an asana where the individual assumes a peacock like posture. Yoga asana tones up the abdominal portion of the body. It also strengthens the fore arms, wrists and elbows.
Mayurasana is a very important balancing asana but demands physical strength. In this asana the entire weight of the body remains on the navel and it is possible to lose balance at any moment. Those suffering from cervical spondylitis are not recommended to practice it.Those who are in pregnancy should not practice it.
In this asana oneself is raised like a horizontal stick holding the floor with both palms while the body is supported by the elbows.
- Pincha Mayurasana (पिञ्च मयूरासन) (Feathered Peacock Pose)
- Padma Mayurasana (Lotus Peacock Pose)
- Uttana Padma Mayurasana (Intense Stretch Lotus Peacock Pose)
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