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Peacock Pose, or Mayurasana, is called so because of the peacock like posture that one takes up when this pose is performed. This pose is ideal for diabetic patients as it rejuvenates the nerves and muscles connected with the kidneys.
The Peacock Pose gives strength to the forearms, shoulders, wrists and elbows. This pose also builds up the back torso, arms, core muscles and the legs. It revitalizes the liver and the spleen, as well as the stomach and pancreas.
This pose is also known as the detoxification pose as it flushes out toxins from our body. It is also said to tone the digestive system and cure constipation, acidity, indigestion and piles. Peacock Pose also enhances concentration and increases blood circulation in the body. This pose alleviates stress and improves the liver health. It also improves sense of balance and removes lethargy.
Mayurasana is known for curing tumors and fevers and is also said to calm the mind.
What you need: Room with fresh air (if you’re doing it inside, otherwise do it in open area), and you.
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Initial Position: Table Pose
Drishti or Gaze: Forward
If you feel exerted, relax in Child’s pose (Balasana).
It is recommended that you perform this challenging pose under supervision of a Yoga instructor only.
Beginners can make use of Yoga straps and bind the arms together by fastening them just above the elbows. This will prevent them from sliding apart.
Avoid this pose if you have the following conditions: