Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose)

Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock Pose)

English Name(s)

Pincha Mayurasana

Feathered Peacock Pose

Sanskrit

पिन्च मयूरासन/ Pinca Mayūrāsana

Pronunciation

pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna

Meaning

pinca: “feather”
mayura: “peacock”
asana: “pose”

Physical Benefits

Pincha Mayurasana (pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna) strengthens the shoulders, arms, core and back. It stretches the shoulders, neck, chest and abdomen. Circulation to the brain also increases.

Energetic Benefits

Just like its namesake, the peacock, Pincha Mayurasana is a beautiful and showy pose. Balancing on forearms makes it more stable than Adho Mukha Vrksasana because it provides a larger foundation. This can provide an additional sense of balance and stability.

As an inversion, it calms the brain and helps relieve anxiety and depression; the increase in blood to the brain is also energizing.

Contraindications

Avoid Pincha Mayurasana if you have back, shoulder or neck injury, or if you have high blood pressure, a heart condition or a headache. Women who are menstruating or pregnant should also avoid this pose.

Going into the Pose

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Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

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