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Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock)- Timelessness

Updated: Dec 5, 2018

The mythology behind Peacock poses in Yoga

This is how we want to look like in Pincha Mayurasana (Feathered Peacock): beautiful, graceful and strong.

It is a challenging pose, but did you know what we would like to represent beside being upside down and looking funky?

Mayura in Hindu mythology is the vehicle of different deities, the most famous one is Saraswati, a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and knowledge. Peacocks have a special relation with Lord Krishna as well, he wears peacock feathers on his head, and ties them with his flute.

Beside representing beauty, it is famous about being fearless, even dears to kill the Snake, which represents the cycle of life.

So next time when you attempt or get into the pose think about it as the pose of timelessness. The focus it requires to be able to breath properly in the pose definitely stops the world around you for few seconds or minutes. Try to catch those seconds and observe.

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