Lotus Peacock Pose

Padma mayurasana

Lotus Peacock Pose

What is Lotus Peacock Pose?

Lotus peacock pose, or padma mayurasana in Sanskrit, is an advanced arm balance. With the legs folded into lotus, the practitioner supports their bodyweight on their upper arms while balancing on their hands. The pose improves strength, focus and balance.


  • Begin sitting in lotus pose.
  • Place the hands on the floor near the feet, fingers pointing toward the body. Rock onto the knees and readjust the hands as needed.
  • Bend the elbows and rest the torso on the upper arms.
  • Shift forward and lift the knees from the floor.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.


  • Avoid this pose if there is high blood pressure, glaucoma or wrist, shoulder, arm, knee or hip injury.

Benefits of Lotus Peacock Pose

  • Increases flexibility, opens hips.
  • Strengthens arms, wrists, shoulders, and core.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Encourages detoxification.
  • Improves body awareness and balance.
  • Boosts concentration.

Lotus Peacock Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Padma mayurasana
pahd-mah my-YUR-AH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
Pose Type
Arm Balances, Balancing, Binds, Core, Hip Openers, Strength
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