Peacock Pose (Mayurasana) is an advanced hand-balancing yoga pose. It is most associated with Hatha yoga, though it’s practiced in other types of yoga as well.By balancing on your hands, your wrists and forearms are stretched and your core and back are engaged. This pose is a great way to release tension in the body, elongate your limbs and challenge your balancing skills.
Due to its advanced nature, this yoga pose is best incorporated near the middle or end of a sequence of postures, such as a sun salutation or a sequence of seated poses. Prepare for this advanced yoga pose by opening up the body parts that are targeted. The wrists are especially prone to straining, so wrist stretches are encouraged.
Very little equipment is required to master this pose — just a yoga mat and you. Beginners may want to ease into the pose with a yoga block or other foundational prop for support.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens your wrists and arms
Tones your abdominal muscles
Works your back and legs
Calms the mind and redirects focus
Wrist, shoulder or elbow injury
High blood pressure
Infections pertaining to eye, ear and nose
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