Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana)

Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana) is a complicated yoga position where you have to stand up on your hands and maintain your body weight on your hands. This is especially practiced by advanced yoga practitioners. This is a beautiful and challenging yoga pose. The other name for Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana) is forearm stand. It is not possible to practice this yoga pose without trained yoga expert. It offers complete stretch to all body parts like neck, legs, belly button and back. If you have any menstrual problem then you should avoid this pose. Also avoid Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana) if you are suffering from headache, hypertension and high blood pressure.

Step by step guide to Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana)

  • Begin with downward dog position against a wall. Fix your palms on the floor parallel to each other. This is a difficult yoga pose and should be performed under supervision of a trained yoga expert.
  • Lift up your single leg slowly with the help of wall and stretch it properly. Your body weight should be balanced throughout the process. Once you are stable then try to lift up other leg also. Meet both legs properly and stretch your back also. Your head should be raised between shoulders.
  • Once you have done everything, stretch full body parts for a perfect Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana).
  • Hold the position for up to 20 seconds and increase it up to 60 seconds with passage of time.