Blog-40 – Mayurasana

Mayurasana

Meaning: Mayur = Peacock : Asana = Pose

What is Mayurasana?

According to the Hindu texts, the peacock symbolizes love and immortality. This asana is said to resemble a peacock when it struts around with its feathers down. The Peacock Pose has a whole lot of benefits, and although it looks complicated, with a little practice, it is quite easy to do.

How does it Benefit to Women?

  1. Mayurasana tones the entire digestive system and revitalizes the internal organs including the stomach, liver, intestines, kidneys, pancreas and spleen.
  2. Mayurasana makes the digestive fire so strong, that one can digest any kind of food, reducing the production of toxins in the intestines due to undigested food.
  3. It increases sexual vitality and energy
  4. It strengthens arms and shoulder muscles. It also helps alleviate conditions related to constipation, piles and diabetes.
  5. Mayurasana strengthens and tones the reproductive system, therefore reducing all menstrual and menopause dysfunctions.
  6. It helps improve posture
  7. It calms the mind and reduces stress and anxiety
  8. It improves concentration as well as coordination between the mind and body

Limitations:

  1. It is not recommended for those who suffer from Heart Diseases, Hernia and High Blood pressure.
  2. Not advisable for Ladies during menstruation and pregnancy.
  3. Not advisable for people with ear, nose and eye infection.
  4. Not advisable to do this asana without a Guru.

Demonstration Method- steps:

Step 1 – Begin by sitting on your heels. Make sure your knees are wide apart.

Step 2 – Place your hands on the floor and let your fingers point towards the body. Gently bend the elbows and press them towards the abdomen.

Step 3 – You must keep your belly firm. Drop the head on the floor and work up the strength in your stomach.

Step 4 – Stretch your legs out such that the knees are straight, and the upper part of the feet are facing the floor.

Step 5 – Shoulder blades must be firm and pushed into the back. Tighten your buttocks and raise your head. Set your gaze forward.

Step 6 – Shift your body weight forward and tilt the legs off the floor. The body must be lifted with the weight on the hands. It should be parallel to the floor.

Step 7 – Hold the pose for a minimum of 60 seconds or as long as you are comfortable.

Duration: 30 to 60 seconds on each posture based on the comfort level. It should be normal breathing when in the Posture.

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