Mayurasana offers a wide range of health benefits. It strengthens the arms, tones abdominal organs, improves digestion, boosts energy and is an excellent detoxifier.
This asana promotes mental health as well, such as:
- Promotes sense of calm
- Improves focus
- Alleviates depression
In spiritual practice, mayurasana activates the manipura (solar plexus) chakra, which governs vitality, balance and strength. This chakra is associated with self-esteem, willpower and spiritual ascent. Practicing this asana also arouses kundalini, encouraging it to move through the body.