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Pincha Mayurasana- Feathered peacock pose- Forearm balance

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Arm Balancing, Inversions | on May 26, 2014

Pincha means feather, mayura means peacock. This is a challenging inversion, beginners should do it against the wall or in the presence of a partner.

 

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Steps:

  • Kneel on the floor. Bend forward and rest the forearm on the ground with the palms facing down. Forearm should be shoulder width apart and parallel to each other.
  • Stretch the neck and lift the head up as high as possible.
  • Inhale and swing your legs up and try to balance without dropping your legs behind the head.
  • Stretch the chest up, tighten your core, legs,hip muscles and point your toes.
  • Try to balance for as long is comfortable

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and back
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck, chest, and belly
  • Improves sense of balance
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression

Contraindications:

  • High blood pressure
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Back or spinal injuries
  • Menstruation
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