Pincha Mayurasana – Forearm Stand
What is Pincha Mayurasana?
In Sanskrit ‘Pincha’ means ‘Feather’, ‘Mayur’ means ‘Peacock’ and ‘asana’ means ‘Posture’.
Pincha Mayurasana Steps
1. Come close to a wall.
2. Bring the forearms and palms flat against the floor.
3. Bend the elbows, bringing the upper arms perpendicular to the forearms.
5. Walk the feet in towards the hands as much as possible.
6. Bend one knee and begin to kick up with the opposite leg.
7. Note that the head stays up off the floor. The gaze should be down at the floor.
8. If you are able to get both legs up and invert fully, then take the feet off the wall and balance independently.
Pincha Mayurasana Benefits
1. It strengthens the shoulders, arms and back.
2. It stretches the shoulders and chest.
3. It decompresses the spine.
4. It improves sense of balance.
5. It relieves one from mild depression.
Pincha Mayurasana Dos and Don’ts
If you have high blood pressure or shoulder injuries then you should avoid this asana. If you suffer from back or spinal injuries and during menstruation avoid this asana.