Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

This is the peacock pose. Kneel on the floor with a small space between the knees. Bend forward and place the palms backwards on the floor so the fingers point towards the toes. Bend the elbows and get the forearms close together. Rest the chest on the backs of the upper arms. Now exhale and stretch the legs out and straighten them so the entire weight of the body is balanced on the arms. Breathe easily here for about thirty seconds. Then lower back down and rest.

Precaution: People suffering from peptic or duodenal ulcers, hyperacidity, hernia or high blood pressure should not practice this asana. Pregnant women are strictly advised not to attempt this asana.

Benefits:  Tones the abdominal region of the body, because due to the pressure of the elbows against the abdominal aorta, blood circulates properly in the abdominal organs. This improves digestive power and prevents the accumulation of toxins in the system. It develops and strengthens the elbows, forearms and wrists.

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