Peacock pose, known as mayurasana in Sanskrit, is a powerful arm balance that builds muscle in the arms, core, and legs. Requiring both arm strength and intense concentration to pull off, the pose is a challenging balance with a long list of benefits including, especially, strong arms and a toned stomach.
Peacock pose stimulates circulation to the arms and wrists, massages the abdominal organs for better digestion, and improves the body’s motor coordination. Traditionally, yogis credit the pose with stimulating metabolic processes. The yogi Swami Satyananda Saraswati, for example, claims that the pose with balancing the endocrine system and clearing skin.
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