Peacock pose is an advanced pose. Beginners can try this pose but should ensure not to sprain any muscles.
Kneel down on e floor and spread your knees, they should be spread wider than your hips. Sit on your heels, bend forward and place your palms on the ground. Your fingers should be pointing towards your body and your thumbs should be pointing outwards.
Slowly bend forward and rest your torso slightly on your elbows. Your forearms should be perpendicular to the ground. Your upper arms should be parallel to the ground. Now extend your torso on to your upper arms. Slide your knees to the outside of your arms and forwards.
Firm your belly against the pressure of your elbows. Your head and spine should be erect and your upper body should be balanced on your elbows.
Slowly straighten your knees and extend your legs into the air. Firm your buttocks and round your shoulders. Lift your head and look forward.
Try and move your body forwards and tighten every part of the body so that your weight is equally balanced. Your body should be straight and parallel to the floor.
Remain in this position for at least 20 seconds. Return to the normal position by bringing your head and knees down together at the same time.
Benefits of the peacock pose
- This pose strengthens the wrists and arms.
- It tones and strengthens the abdomen, torso, spine, neck and legs.
As a beginner, it may be really difficult to balance your body, so you can use blocks to support your head and legs. You can gradually get rid of it with practice.