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How to Do Mayurasana? Benefits and Precautions

Peacock is called ‘Mayur’ in the Sanskrit language. The position of the body in this asana looks like a peacock. Leaning the body on the hands in this asana forms a peacock-like shape, Hence this asana is called Mayurasana. Mayurasana ( Peacock Pose) How to Do? Steps, Benefits, Precautions

This asana is relatively a little tough. Must have adequate physical ability to do this asana. And especially not to fall while doing this asana so keep any one man with you.

Here Mayurasana in this ‘Mayur’ means peacock and ‘Asana‘ means Pose. Peacock is a symbol of unity and love.

Peacock is also very dear to Lord Krishna. That is why he always kept peacock feathers in his crown.

And secondly, from the point of view of ‘Vashtushastra’, it is also considered auspicious to keep peacock feathers in the house. Because it gives positive energy.

How to Do Mayurasana ( Peacock Pose)?

Mayurasana (Peacock Pose) How to Do? Benefits, Precautions

Step 1

Sit in Vajrasana first.

Step 2

Then place both hands forward so that the fingers are towards the feet.

Step 3

Bring both elbows to the abdomen and support the body over the front of the navel.

Step 4

First slowly raise one foot slowly.

Step 5

And then keep the vision stable, maintain balance and support the other leg with the first leg.

Step 6

Slowly keep the head, back, buttocks, thighs, legs, and claws in a straight line parallel to the ground and hold the breath.

Step 7

Initially do this asana for 9 to 10 seconds.

Step 8

This asana can then be done for a further 30 seconds by gradually increasing the time.

Benefits of Mayurasana

Mayurasana ( Peacock Pose) How to Do? Steps, Benefits, Precautions

1. This asana gives a lot of exercises in a short time.

2. This asana gives strength to the body quickly in a short time.

3. This is a very wonderful asana for digestion.

4. This asana removes disease caused by flatulence, bile and phlegm.

5. As well as preventing bleeding due to diabetes and hemorrhoids.

6. This asana strengthens the muscles of the hand.

7. This asana awakens the Kundalini.

8. It also cures constipation.

9. Doing this asana increases the intra-abdominal pressure so the lungs and stomach organs are refreshed.

10. As well as the faults of the liver are removed.

11. The practice of this asana increases blood circulation in the body. And with the purification of blood comes radiance, revolution, and elegance in the body.

12. This asana does not allow stability to come in the body.

13. In the Hatha Yoga Pradipika Granth, the benefit of Mayurasana told that it can do detox by eliminating the toxin of the body i.e. toxin

14. Also, it is very helpful in indigestion, diabetes, spleen disease, stomach intestine disease.

Precautions of Mayurasana ( Peacock Pose)

Mayurasana ( Peacock Pose) How to Do? Steps, Benefits, Precautions

1. Anyone who suffers from hernias, eyes, ears, nose, heart, intestinal, menstrual, and brain disease.

2. And must remember should not do this asana and should not do this asana especially during pregnancy.

Tips for Beginners


1. If you are afraid that you might get hurt then you can put a pillow in front.

2. You can use blocks to support the body to make it easier in the beginning then as you continue to practice, you will be able to do this asana easily without any support.

Timings for The Peacock Pose

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1. Before studying Mayurasana, one should pay attention to the fact that your stomach should be empty. Do this asana on an empty stomach. 4 or 5 hours before a meal or 4 to 5 hours after a meal.

2. The practice of Mayurasana can be practiced in the early morning after freshening up. And if some times the time is not convenient, the asana can be practiced even in the evening.

Know More About Mayurasana

Peacock Pose
1Known asIn Sanskrit Mayurasana
In English Peacock Pose
2Category of YogaHatha Yoga
3Timings Of this pose30 seconds to 60 seconds
4Yoga LevelIntermediate / Advanced
5Effects FieldBack, Arms
6ReinforcesLegs Forearms, Wrists

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