Mayurasana (Peacock Posture)

Mayurasana

Mayurasana (Mayūrāsana) = Peacock-Posture

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

From kneeling.

Place the hands on the floor in front of you with the fingers pointing back towards you.

Allow the elbows to bend towards you also.

Transfer your weight into the hands and pull the elbows in towards each other.

Lean forwards and position your upper arms and elbows into the sides of your body. Strengthen your abdomen/core when you do this.

Hold the arms strongly into your sides and lengthen your body out.

This is a balance that can take some practice.

Push the weight of your body forwards and then lift the legs up off the ground (you can lift one foot off the ground at a time).

When you are balanced, hold this posture for up to five breaths.

Lower the legs, then knees to the floor as you exhale and come out of the pose.