Procedure and Benefits of Mayurasana

Peacock Pose
Peacock Pose

Mayura means Peacock. This asana is so called because its final pose resembles a peacock with full plumage.  Mayurasana is also renowned for its capacity to eliminate toxins from the body. Hence the name.


  • Sit in Squatting position.
  • Place the palms on the ground with slightly curving fingers pointing backward.
  • Keep the elbows just near the navel and the forearms standing a little inclined to the front.
  • Now slowly stretch the legs and keep the body parallel to the ground.

Points to Remember:
Don’t throw the legs. Throwing the legs up with a jerk will not help in attaining the balance.

Mayurasana should not be practiced if the person suffering from any one of the following ailments.

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Any Heart ailments
  3. Hernia
  4. Peptic or duodenal ulcers

Benefits of Mayurasana:

  • Improves core strength.
  • This asana vigorously stimulates the entire body processes.
  • It stimulates the blood circulation and the process of metabolism.Mayurasana improves the peristalsis and helps to expel the impurities in the body very quickly.
  • This asana is also extremely useful for defective Eyesight.  This asana has a special capacity to eliminate toxins from the body.
  • Mayurasana removes all maladies of the abdomen.  It is very useful for treating:
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Constipation
    • Flatulence
    • Sluggishness in the liver and kidneys.