Mayurasana

Mayurasana – The peacock pose

Mayurasana

Mayurasana

Introduction

Mayurasana is an asana where the individual assumes a peacock like posture. This asana tones up the abdominal portion of the body. It also strengthens the fore arms, wrists and elbows.It is said to invigorate and tone the digestive system as well as help flush out toxins from the body. Ushtrasan should be done following Mayurasana.

 

Physical Benefits

  • All the ailments of stomach are removed by this Asana and one has good appetite.
  • All the ailments of “vaat, pitta, and kapha” are removed.
  • The pose counteracts the effects of overeating and consumption of rich, greasy foods.
  • The Peacock Pose strengthens the reproductive organs and improves sexual activity.
  • The Peacock Pose fights against problems related to constipation, piles, diabetes, and indigestion.
  • Promotes liver health.
  • Improves body and mind co-ordination and balance.

 

Technique

  • Lie down with the knees on the ground.
  • Then keep the palms on the ground, the fingers facing the legs.
  • Lift the body on arms and the middle part on the elbows.
  • Now stretch the legs backwards so that the big toes touch the ground.
  • Now breathe in and try to lift both legs from the ground.
  • Now the body should be parallel to the ground, while head and feet are in one line.
  • Rest in this position for 10 seconds and steadily increase the time to one minute.
  • Release your feet and head to the floor and breathe out.
  • Repeat this 2 to 3 times.

 

Contra-indications

  • Those suffering from cervical spondylitis are not recommended to practice it.
  • Avoid this pose in case of any elbow, shoulder or wrist injury.
  • The Peacock Pose detoxifies and releases toxins, therefore, decrease the time and repetitions of the pose, in case you feel unwell during the practice.
  • Avoid this pose in some medical conditions like hernia, ulcers, heart disease, high blood pressure, brain tumour, complicated intestinal problems, and eye, ear or nose infections.

 

 

 

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