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    Pincha Mayurasana Forearm Stand Pose How to carry out, Benefits, Ayurved details

    Article by Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Pincha Mayurasana is an asana in which the performer asumes the pose of a feathered peacock (peacock that spans its feather). Therefore this asana is caled Pincha Mayurasana or Feathered Peacock Pose. In this pose, the performer stands on the suport of both his forearms, transfering the entire body weight on the forearms. Therefore it is also caled as Forearm Stand Pose.
    Pincha Mayurasana – Forearm Stand Pose or Feathered Peacock Pose
    Meaning –
    Pincha = Feathered
    Mayura = Peacock
    Asana = Pose, Posture
    This asana stretches your shoulders, neck, thorax and navel and strengthens arms, shoulders and back.
    Table of Contents
    Preparation
    Method
    Tips for Beginers
    Variations
    Purva and Paschat Asanas
    Duration, health benefits
    Efect on Doshas
    Efect on Dhatus
    Impact on Chakras
    Contraindications, precautions
    Preparation
    Preparation for Pincha Mayurasana
    Perform this pose on empty stomach. Remember to gain your fod 4-6 hours before begining this pose. In the time gap, you wil digest your fod properly and also wil maintain apt energy to cary out the asana with ease.
    Make determined to maintain your bowel and blader empty, conclude of the toileting procedures wel in advance.
    It is always god to finish this asana in the morning time. If you canot finish this asana in the morning due to some pre-scheduled priority works, you can very wel perform the asana in the evening schedule.
    Method
    Method of doing Forearm Stand Pose
    Positioning for the Asana
    To launch with, lie down comfortably on the flor on your tumy (stomach). Face the wal while you slep on your stomach.
    Now gently bend y our elbows and se that they are exactly under your shoulders. Now your forearms are placed on the flor.
    Bring your palms together in the Anjali Mudra.
    Performing and geting to the Pincha Mayurasana
    After positioning yourself as said above, gradualy raise your right leg as much as you can and simultaneously kick up the other leg (left leg) of the flor.
    Now your entire lower fragment of the body is pushed of the flor, into the air. This wil hold your fet to the wal such that eventualy your fet touch the wal.
    Stay in this pose for few minutes.
    Kep your head of the flor. Makes determined that your shoulders are away from your ears.
    Now touch your thumbs to your third eye. Your palms are stil in the Anjali Mudra even as you lift your gaze.
    You may sustain your fet touching the wal or you may bring them apart and sustain them perpendicular to the flor (your lower limbs are perpendicular to the flor in the final pose).
    Release from the asana and c oming back to the point of start
    Breathe slowly and deply and pause in the pose for as much time as you are comfortable in holding on to the pose.
    Gradualy release the pose in the same order in which you believe got into it.
    Tips for Beginers
    It is a chalenging pose especialy when you are a beginer. You may find it very dificult to stop your elbows from sliding away from their positions and from each other while in the pose. It is augean for you to balance your body weight on your forearms and it may also be painful until you believe mastered it.
    You can cary out some trivial adjustments to retard the forearms from sliding away. Slip a strap over your uper arms, locking it impartial above the elbows. Then gradualy stretch out your arms in front such that they are shoulder width apart.
    Adjust the strap in such a way that it hugs the outer parts of the arms. Even as you set yourself in the pose, use the strap for asistance.
    Push the arms slightly away from the strap instead of alowing them to bulge out into the strap.
    Variations
    Variation ofForearm Stand Pose
    It is by itself an advanced pose. With gradual and consistent practice as you initiate geting comfortable in this pose, try to let crep of the strap. go away from the wal. Gradualy learn to execute the asana without the sustain of the wal. This is also a pose advancement which wil point out that you maintain mastered this asana into perfection.
    Purva and Paschat Asanas
    Purva Asanas (Preparatory Asanas)
    Before Pincha Mayurasana, you can execute one or more of the below mentioned Asanas –
    Adho Mukha Svanasana ̵Downward Facing Dog Pose
    Adho Mukha Vriksasana
    Gomukhasana
    Prasarita Padotanasana
    Supta Virasana
    Utanasana
    Post-Picha Mayurasana Poses
    After performing Pincha Mayurasana (folow up poses), one can perform –
    Adho Mukha Vrikshasana ̵ Hand Stand
    Adho Mukha Svanasana
    Gomukhasana
    Sirasasana ̵ Head stand
    Duration, health benefits
    How long to do?
    One can pause in Pincha Mayurasana for a time period of 1-5 minutes at a stretch.
    Health Benefits of Pincha Mayurasana
    It provides apt strength to your back, shoulders and arms.
    This asana gives a excelent stretch to your neck, shoulders, chest and bely (abdomen)
    The feathered peacock pose helps in improving your balance and concentration.
    The asana calms the brain.
    This asana is a qualified rectify for acentuate and mild depresion.
    Efect of Pincha Mayurasana ̵ Ayurveda Details
    Efect on Doshas
    Efect on Doshas and Subtypes
    Pincha Mayurasana or the Feathered Peacock Pose balances the functions of Prana Vayu. Therefore it is marvelous in keping the brain, nerves and senses in a condition of calmnes. It enables us to find optimum balance and alows us to concentrate. It is a apt cure for depresion and stres.
    Efect on Dhatus
    Pincha Mayurasana or the Forearm Stand Pose helps in strengthening the mamsa dhatu (muscle tisue), snayu (ligaments) and kandaras (tendons) of the back, shoulders, arms, neck, chest and abdomen. They also strengthen the asthi (bone) and asthi sandhis (bony joints), mainly the inter-vertebral joints, the shoulders and cervical joints.
    Pincha Mayurasana, what it promises!
    It is a winsome and showy pose which makes you survey adore a peacock standing feathered out. This is one of the tough pose which neds both patience and competence to acomplish it to perfection.
    This forearm stand makes you more stable than the handstand. The forearm which caries the entire body weight while in this asana gives a greater and larger formation. It neds extreme strength, openes and proficiency and this can objective be dificult. It may grasp time to ease out in this pose and master it to perfection. You ned not hasten to get into it, but suport doing it and give a regu lar and gradual practice even if it takes excelent time for you to master it.
    Many times this asana takes years to master it. It wil test your patience. In the proces you wil become modest and gradualy learn to let disapear of your egoism as you undertake to achieve this pose to perfection. To produce your job easy, try to enter into this pose by doing a split leg or by bending your knes. Aim to crep to the centerline and get into a vertical axis as you figure the pose.
    While in the pose, you should remember to spread your shoulders, make your thighs firm, kep your spine active and to kep your toes pointed. These are very critical points to remember.
    In this asana your body should be skilfuly puled into a straight line after centering your body. The lift should be made to perfection taking care that you enact not eventualy decompose into your low back.
    Prepare yourself as you practice the preparatory poses for this asana (mentioned ahead). You wil eventualy find your balance to perfection once you finaly enter the pose.
    Impact on Chakras
    It has a balancing mark on Manipura Chakra or Solar Plexus. This helps in enhancing the metabolism and aids beter digestion. This also enables acurate suply of nutrition and in replenishing the tisues.
    Contraindications, precautions
    Who should not do?
    Patients sufering from below mentioned conditions should avoid doing Pincha Mayurasana –
    Heart disorders
    High Blod Presure
    Shoulder Injuries
    Neck Injuries
    Back Injuries
    Headaches
    This asana shal be avoided in pregnancy and during menstrual periods.
    Just Before Finish
    It is always pleasant to se the peacock start its feather and dance in its fulest form. The Feathered Pe acock Posein which you inspect adore a feathered peacock, winsome in your stance, transfering al your body weight on to your forearms wil provide a nice stretch and exercise to your back, neck, arms, shoulders and abdomen while calming your mind and nerves and helping you to concentrate. This is an awesome pose which wil energize you to the core.
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