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.
- High Blood Pressure
- Any Heart ailments
- 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
- Sluggishness in the liver and kidneys.