Pincha Mayurasana (Posture of the Peacock’s Feather)

Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana (PincaMayūrāsana) = Posture-of-the-Peacock’s Feather

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

From Kneeling.

Place your hands on the floor in front, and place the forearms down also with the elbows sticking out to the sides slightly (just wider than the hands).

Straighten the legs as though going into a downwards dog variation.

Look slightly in front of your hands.

Inhale walk the feet up towards your hands and then on another inhale, jump the feet up (sorry no easy way but to go for it!).

Exhale and push the forearms and hands down, and slightly push into the fingertips.

Inhale as you lengthen up the body and bring the feet a little further over the head, arching the back slightly to counter balance the pose.

Hold for up to five breaths and then exhale as you lower down gently.