The Peacock Pose in yoga which is called in native terms as Mayurasana is one of the most important asanas or poses in the ancient texts available giving information on Yoga. If you are new to Yoga and are not well versed with the ways to do asanas then the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana will be a tough ask but as you get used to the ways to do Yoga exercises then gradually it will become easier for you to do this pose. Patience is the key to do this pose with excellence.


How to do Peacock Pose or Mayurasana & What are its Benefits?


The Peacock Pose or Mayurasana is not recommended for people who have medical conditions like hernias, hypertension, cardiac conditions, or ulcers as it may have an adverse affect on the condition. Also, females need to avoid doing this pose during pregnancy or having a menstrual cycle. It is important to note here that this pose needs to be done on an empty stomach. This article will give you an overview as to how to do the peacock pose or mayurasana, how to excel in it gradually if you are a beginner and what are the benefits of doing the peacock pose or mayurasana.

How to do the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana?

In order to do the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana you need to:


  • Sit on your knees and place your palms on the floor with fingers either turned outwards or inwards facing towards your knee.
  • Get your elbows as close to each other as possible.
  • Now, slowly stretch your legs backwards such that your feet is straight and just resting on your toes. At this position, your body is balancing on your palm and your toes.
  • Now, try to take your legs off the floor such that your entire body is balancing on your palm and your abdomen resting on your elbow.
  • The chances of failing to do this will be very high unless you have been practicing yoga or fitness training regularly.
  • The trick to be successful in doing the peacock pose or the mayurasana will be to slide your body balance in the forward position towards your head, this will make it easy for your legs to get lifted off the ground.
  • Make sure you don't bend your back, it has to be straight.
  • Maintain this position for a few seconds gradually increasing the time you stay on this pose.

This exercise may be quite difficult to begin with but practice, you can be successful in doing the peacock pose or the mayurasana and deriving all its benefits.

What are the Benefits of Peacock Pose or Mayurasana?

Coming to the benefits of the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana, this exercise comes with a lot of benefits which have been illustrated below.

Improves Digestion: The Peacock Pose or Mayurasana is quite beneficial in toning the digestive system. It gives renewed energy to the internal organs including the stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver, spleen. It makes the digestive system such that an individual doing the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana can digest any type of food and never have any problems with indigestion.

Sexual Vitality: The Peacock Pose or Mayurasana is also beneficial in increasing the sexual vitality of an individual.

Helps Medical Conditions: The Peacock Pose or Mayurasana benefits a lot in strengthening the muscles of the upper extremities, especially the shoulders and arms. The Peacock Pose or Mayurasana is also very helpful in people who complain of problems with constipation. Diabetics are also helped quite significantly by the Peacock Pose or Mayurasana.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:


Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: January 28, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer


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