Mayurasana Peacock Pose

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In Sanskrit language Mayur means “Peacock” and also while practicing this asana the entire body structure look like a Peacock that is why it is also known Peacock Pose. In Mayurasana one has to balance one entire weight on his both elbows. This asana helps you to improve digestive system, for cleaning bowels and tone up your liver to make it fit and healthy. Here we showcase some Mayurasana steps for how to do Mayurasana and clear-cut ideas for obtaining Mayurasana benefits.

Mayurasana Benefits in improving digestive system & to cure diabetes

Following are the steps for how to do Mayurasana with standard technique to pull off its benefits.

Step 1:
First of all sit on your knees and keep the palms on the floor such that fingers are pointing towards the stomach.

Step 2: 
Now inhale deeply and keep your elbows on both sides of navel then raise thigh & buttock in air such that head and knees are parallel to each other.

Step 3: 
Place knees at a distance of one foot from each other.

Step 4: 
Then place wrists & palms near the knees.

Step 5: 
Balance complete weight of your body on palms, hands and elbows.

Step 6: 
Exhale slowly and get back to normal & initial posture.

Time Duration for Mayurasana


It is suggested that one should hold breathe for 2-4 seconds and repeat the same process in 3-4 sessions.

Advantages of Mayurasana

1)   Mayurasana benefits you to improve digestive system.

2)   It helps you to clean bowels.

3)   This asana increases gastric juices and stimulates the appetite.

4)   It is useful for removing diseases related to stomach and intestines.

5)   It helps you to cure diabetes.

6)   It stretches wrists, arms, ribs and lungs.

7)   It makes your liver fit and fine.

8)   It advances the working of pancreas.

Precautions for Mayurasana

1)   People suffering from cervical spondylitis should not practice this asana.

2)   Person suffering from high blood pressure avoid this asana.

3)   One should not practice this asana once if any abdominal surgery is done.

4)   Don’t wrench yourself while practicing this asana.

5)   One should avoid this asana if feeling uncomfortable and problematic.

6)  This asana cannot be practiced by the person suffering from ulcer and            hernia.
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