Mayurasana (The Peacock Pose)

Are you a Diabetic or troubled by Depression here is the solution

As we know in today’s fast-moving world, we have gathered the most luxurious things for ourselves, but we also have paid a heavy price for it when it comes to our health. Diabetes is one of them, about 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, the list goes on like piles, pancreatic problems, liver problems, digestive diseases, and all, and what’s the treatment? Heavy medications? Or 264 million peoples worldwide suffer from depression, and what’s the solution again to medicines?

Well, not exactly our yogic sciences have a history of thousands of years and it covers the treatment of most of the giant killers of today’s modern world. Mayurasana is one of the yoga poses that have provided relief in diabetes and mental disorders like depression.

Mayurasana is one of the poses that certainly fight with depression and relaxes the mind. It overall focuses on the wellbeing and mental calmness of the brain which when gets disturbs causes several mental health issues depression is one of them.

Peacock Pose Meaning

Sanskrit- Mayur-asana

Articulated as- My-yer-Ahas-anna

Denotation–  Mayur- peacock, asana- posture

Introductory Poses

  • Four limbed staff pose  known as Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Denotation- Chatur-Four, Ang- Body part, Dand – Staff
  • Foot-behind the head pose known as Ek pada sirsasana
  • Denotation-Ek-one, Pada-Leg, Sir-Head, Asana-Posture

Effective areas:   Wrists and forearms, Abdomen, Legs, back torso

A strict no if– Have high BP, Hernia, suffering from any join or elbow injury, Back injury, abdominal surgery, pregnancy

Benefits of Mayurasana

Most of our ancient yoga poses are derived or inspired by animals and it’s not like someone lacked originality and he decided to copy animal poses. This involves a huge science and a fact-based study. Like with mayurasana, the pose is derived from peacock and it is believed to have magical effects on our digestive system. Peacock can eat most venomous snakes on earth as regular food and yet it remains unaffected by the Venum of the snake. It is believed that if someone gets mastery over this pose and he continues doing it regularly than his digestive system becomes so strong that he can digest anything even poison. Some major benefits of Mayurasana include:-

  • It improves blood circulation and maintains the glow of the skin
  • It improves the functioning of pancreas thus extremely helpful for controlling diabetes
  • It improves the functioning of the stomach and its acids thus prove to be very vital for strengthening the digestive system
  • It helps in improving the capacity of lungs
  • It strengthens shoulders, forearms, and lower limbs
  • This pose is also beneficial for the weakness of semen and makes semen thick
  • This asana also helps to improve blood circulation in the heart
  • This asana also helps to calm the brain and helps relieve stress and depression.

How to do Mayurasana

  • First, select a good clean, and well-ventilated place.
  • Sit on the ground maintaining proper posture and take deep breaths to calm yourself down.
  • Sit on your heels making sure that your knees are wide apart
  • Keeping your thumbs and fingers of both hands pointing inside towards your body place your palms on the ground
  • Bend your elbows gently and place them towards abdomen (near naval center)
  • The belly should be firm and strong during the whole process
  • Now place the body weight equally on both hands and slowly try to raise your feet.
  • Keeping the upper part of the feet facing the floor tries to lift and stretch your legs by putting the bodyweight forward.
  • I should keep body weight totally balanced on my hands.
  • The body should be parallel to floor and head should be facing in the frontal direction
  • Initially, the pose should behold for 15 seconds or 10 seconds only never try to overdo the timings as it can cause injury.
  • With regular practice, the timings can be increased.
  • It is advised to perform the asana for 2 reps only if you are a beginner.
  • Now slowly drop your feet and head on the ground and relax for 5 minutes.
The thing to remember: During the asana, weight should be divided equally on both hands. Shoulder muscles, belly muscles, buttocks should be tight and strong during the asana, they should be relaxed once the asana is completed. Never try to overdo the timings as initially holding the asana for a longer period can cause injury. Wait for your body to coordinate with the pose and increase the timings accordingly. Never compare your timings and reps with anyone else as each body is different, and we are born with different capabilities.

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