Kneel. Place the hands, palms on the floor
between the knees with the wrists to the front. Bend until
the abdomen is resting on the elbows. Slowly raise the body
and legs to a horizontal position: the body is now resting
on the hands with the forearms vertical.
Mayurasana is quite difficult, but very important: is great
for the liver and pancreas, tones up the abdominal muscles,
helps in digestion (the blood is concentrated and sent to
the digestive organs), assimilation and elimination.
In India this posture was used in the past
against certain kinds of poison (because its effects on
If you are suffering from any health condition, it is advisable not to perform these postures unless under the supervision of an experienced yoga instructor.