Lotus Peacock Pose

Definition - What does Lotus Peacock Pose mean?

Lotus peacock pose is a combination of peacock pose – an advanced arm-balancing pose – with the legs in lotus position. In Sanskrit, this pose is known as padma mayurasana.

To practice lotus peacock pose, begin with the legs crossed in lotus then rock onto the knees and place the palms on the ground (fingers pointing toward the toes) with the elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and tucked under the hips. Raise the legs off the ground but keep them in lotus.

Yogapedia explains Lotus Peacock Pose

Lotus peacock pose has a wide range of physical benefits including:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Stronger arms, wrists and shoulders
  • Better balance
  • Improved digestion
  • Stronger and toned core muscles
  • Improved body awareness
  • Relief from constipation

This pose also promotes emotional and spiritual balance, improves focus and boosts concentration.

Yogis who have high blood pressure, glaucoma or wrist, shoulder, arm, knee or hip problems should skip lotus peacock pose. Women should avoid this pose during pregnancy or while menstruating.

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