Pungu Mayurasana advanced yoga pose included in vinyasa yoga poses also known as wounded peacock pose. This pose is known for its unique one arm balancing that strengthens writs, arms and shoulders.
In Sanskrit pungu means wounded or lame, mayura means peacock. It is pungu mayura posture. It is also known as eka hasta mayursana because while in this pose the entire body floats parallel to earth and one arm supports the body. This pose stimulates manipura or navel chakra and helps in improving self-esteem. Manipura chakra when opens up to the universe, builds strength, motivation, self-control and keeps us focused by giving sense of purpose. Other physical benefits include – improving digestion and cures dyspepsia, gastritis, reduces liver enlargements, tones abdomen, strengthen arms, writs and forearms.
How to do Pungu mayurasana?
- Separate knees and place right hand in between knees. Fingers should point onwards.
- Now bring knees back and place left hand forward on the ground.
- Bend right elbow and rotate elbow inside. so that it is close to the naval -as much as close to naval.
- Now press your elbow against stomach, straighten knees, point toes back. Join both feet and stretch hand forwards.
- Keep entire body straight and shift weight forward. As keep leaning slightly forward both your feet will lift. Do not round up back as you can lose balance.
- Hold the posture for 3 to 5 breaths to build strength and increase concentration.
Do not try this pose if you
- Undergone abdominal surgery
- Have wrist and hand pain
- Are pregnant
- Are sufferings from high blood pressure
- Leg injury
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: April 6, 2021