the ground with both the palms, supporting the (corresponding) sides of the navel
by both the elbows and raising oneself like a horizontal stick, in the air, this
is called Mayurasana.
'Mayur' means Peacock in Sanskrit. One
has to hold his whole body like a stick on both his elbows, as shown in
the picture. We assume the shape of a Peacock hence it is called Mayurasana.
- Sit on both your upper scales.
Knees should be plitced on the ground.
- Stretch out fingers of your
hands and place the palms on the ground, fingers will remain stretched pointing
- Place elbows gently on either side of the navel.
stretching both legs together, come little forward very cautiously, and then raise
the upper part of the body.
- If the upper part of the body is raised
up, then straighten your legs also like a stick (horizontal) an keep straight
your chest, neck and head also.
- Maintain it for sometime then return
to the origin position, slowly fold your legs and place the knees on the gorund.
- Now raising your hands from the ground sit on the soles.
Benefits and Limitations
- This is a very important balancing pose.
- Full weight
of your body remains on navel and it is possible to lose the balance at any moment,
hence practise it with care.
- Jerk should be avoided at any stage.
during practice you feel like coughing or sneezing then return and start practising
Asana is a very good measure against visceroptosis and dyspepsia.
is useful in diabetes also.
- Those suffering from cervical spondilitis
should not practise it.