Mayurasana

Mayurasana is a posture that resembles peacock. This asana stimulates and enhances pranic flow to the spleen, kidney, heart, lung, small intestine and pericardium meridians. It also helps in awakening the Kundalini Shakthi.

How to practice:

  • Kneel down. Sit back in your heels with the knees wide apart. Lift the arms up in front of the body, and bring the elbows, forearms and hands together, with the palms facing upwards.
  • Place the palms of both hands on the ground, with the fingers pointing backwards. Bend forwards, and place the abdomen on the elbows.
  • Slowly lean forwards, and lower your head until the forehead is resting on the floor.
  • If the pressure on the wrists seems too great, continue to practice for a few days, or even weeks, before proceeding further.
  • First stretch one leg straight back, and then bring the other leg out beside it. This position brings great flexibility and strength to the wrists and forearms.
  • Lift the head off the ground. The body is now resting on the hands and toes. Take a deep breath and gradually begin to shift the weight of the body forwards.
  • Do not attempt to lift the feet. Let them rise as the weight shifts forwards. Hold for at least 10 seconds, breathing gently. Gradually increase to one minute. Repeat 2-3 times before resting.