Lotus Peacock Pose - Padma Mayurasana

Lotus Peacock Pose - YanvaYoga


Lotus Peacock Pose or Padma Mayurasana (pahd-mah my-yur-AHS-anna) is a combination of Peacock pose – an advanced arm-balancing pose – with the legs in Lotus position.
Balancing in Padma Mayurasana requires strength in the wrist, Forearms, shoulder, and power of core muscles. It helps in developing the musculoskeletal aspects of the practitioners along with balancing. Moreover, it ensures better functioning of the internal organs.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1
Carefully fold your legs into Padmasana (Lotus pose).
Step 2
Rise onto your knees and place your palms on the floor in front of you, fingers pointing toward your feet.
Step 3
Bend your elbows slightly, and press your pinky fingers and forearms together. Lean forward and rest your torso on your upper arms. Your elbows should press into your belly at or below your navel.
Step 4
Rest your forehead on the ground.
Step 5
Shift your weight slightly more forward. Then exhale and slowly raise your folded legs off the floor, lifting your knees and extending your thighs.
Step 6
Lift your head and gaze forward.
Step 7
Stay in the pose for several breaths. Inhale and lower.
Step 8
Come into Lotus pose with the opposite leg on top, and repeat the steps above.

Benefits and Contraindications


Strengthens your wrists and arms

Tones all organs in the abdomen.

Improves digestion and removes constipation.

Removes enlargement of spleen.

Works your back and legs

Calms the mind and redirects focus

Improves health of the pancreas. Good for all diabetic patients.





Knee, back or neck injuries

High blood pressure

Hernia or abdominal pain

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Modifications, Props and Tips

  • Practitioners who are unable to lift their bodies properly in padma mayurasana can put blocks under their hands for the necessary elevation. It will assist in maintaining the posture.
  • To keep your elbows together in Peacock Pose, use a yoga strap to bind them together by positioning it above your elbows. Your elbows may also be slightly apart in this pose, especially if you have broad shoulders and a large chest, or depending on how much flexibility you have through your shoulder girdle. Find what feels comfortable to you.
  • In order to avoid the head in the condition of misplacement of the hands. Practitioners can place a bolster or blanket under their head, which could prevent injuries due to falling.
  • Practitioners who are able to reach the final position, but unable to keep it for a few seconds, can take the help of some other person or chair support to rest upon.
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Iana Varshavska
Iana Varshavska
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In love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. Iana is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who has completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification by the Yoga Alliance U.S. In addition to that, she is constantly studying and improving her skills in various aspects of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, biomechanics, and holodynamics.