What is Mayurasana
Mayurasana It is a classic yoga posture that is highly recommended if you want to improve the radiance of your skin, the tone of your muscles and the workings of your inner organs.
- In this asana one has to hold his whole body like a stick on both his elbows.
Also Know as: Peacock Posture, Pea-Cock Pose, Mayura Asana, Mayur Asan
How to start this Asana
- Firstly, kneel down on the floor.
- Now, join the two arms together and rest the hands on the floor and palms down with fingers pointing toward the toes.
- You may curve the fingers slightly, this facilitates balancing.
- Keep the hands firm on the floor.
- Know you have firm and steady forearms for supporting the whole body.
- Now bring down the abdomen slowly against the co-joined elbows.
- Now stretch your legs, inhale and raise the legs together from the floor.
- Raise the legs straight on a level with the head parallel to the floor.
How to end this Asana
- Keep the posture for a while and then rest the toes on the floor and exhale.
- Rest for a while and do this again 2-3 times.
Benefits of Mayurasana
According to research, this Asana is helpful as per below(YR/1)
- It helps in reducing the excessive and unwholesome quantities of food, and by stimulating and generating the digestive ‘fire’ of the stomach, even the bitterly poisonous elements are annihilated.
- It relieves indigestion.
- It also cures the Constipation and flatulence in just ten days.
- It also removes all disease of the abdomen.
Precaution to be taken before doing Mayurasana
As per several scientific studies, precautions need to be taken in diseases mentioned as per below(YR/2)
- Avoid this asana if you have problem of cervical spondylitis.
- If during practice you feel like coughing or sneezing then return and start practising again.
So, consult your doctor if you have any of the problem mentioned above.
Histroy and scientific base of Yoga
Due to the oral transmission of sacred writings and the secrecy of its teachings, yoga’s past is riddled with mystery and confusion. Early yoga literature were recorded on delicate palm leaves. So it was easily damaged, destroyed, or lost. Yoga’s origins may be dated back over 5,000 years. However other academics believe it could be as old as 10,000 years. Yoga’s lengthy and illustrious history may be split into four distinct periods of growth, practise, and invention.
- Pre Classical Yoga
- Classical Yoga
- Post Classical Yoga
- Modern Yoga
Yoga is a psychological science with philosophical overtones. Patanjali begins his Yoga method by instructing that the mind must be regulated – Yogahs-chitta-vritti-nirodhah. Patanjali does not delve into the intellectual underpinnings of the need to regulate one’s mind, which are found in Samkhya and Vedanta. Yoga, he continues, is the regulation of the mind, the constraint of the thought-stuff. Yoga is a science based on personal experience. The most essential advantage of yoga is that it helps us to maintain a healthy bodily and mental state.
Yoga can help to slow down the ageing process. Since aging starts mostly by autointoxication or self-poisoning. So, we can considerably limit the catabolic process of cell degeneration by keeping the body clean, flexible, and properly lubricated. Yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation must all be combined to reap the full advantages of yoga.
Mayurasana is helpful in increase flexibility of muscles, improves shape of the body, reduce mental stress, as well improves overall health.