Yoga Peacock Lotus Pose, clears toxins from your body, quite challenging!

Padma Mayurasana (Lotus Peacock Pose) is a variation of Mayurasana (Peacock Pose). In this posture, the folded legs represent a lotus flower, while the body is lifted with both arms. Therefore, it is called Lotus Peacock Pose.

Balance is required in Padma Mayurasana through the strength of the wrists, forearms, shoulders, and core muscles. It helps develop the practitioner’s musculoskeletal and balance abilities.

Contraindications: This pose should not be practiced when the wrists, shoulders, elbows, or spine are injured. Additionally, pregnant women, individuals who have undergone stomach surgery, and those with high blood pressure or asthma should avoid this pose.

Detailed Explanation of Posture

  • Start with the staff pose, keeping your legs and back straight. Breathe normally. Lift your right foot and place it on your left thigh, then lift your left foot and place it on your right thigh. This completes the lotus pose.
  • Bend your arms and point your fingers backwards. Bend your elbows and bring them together, lean forward and place them in the center of your abdomen.
  • Try to lean forward a little so that your upper arms can support your torso. Then inhale and lift your leg in the lotus pose.
  • Hold for as long as possible, then slowly release the lotus leg and sit back in the lotus pose.


Practitioners should not place their hands too far from the center. This may cause it to fall forward. Keep your elbows at a 90-degree angle to maintain good balance at the center.

In the final posture, practitioners should avoid looking down, which reduces the posture’s energy. Lift your head and maintain the posture’s power.

Tips for Beginners

  • Due to a lack of core strength and flexibility in the lower back and spine, it may be difficult for beginners to lift and fold their legs into lotus pose. Therefore, beginners should first strengthen these body parts.
  • Beginners should keep their hands firmly on the ground and their elbows close to support the lower body when lifting. This will reduce the chance of injury due to relaxing the body.

Props and Modifications

  • Practitioners who cannot lift their body properly can place a yoga brick under their hands to assist in lifting.
  • Practitioners can place a cushion or blanket under their head to prevent injury from falling.

There are some variations to increase the challenge.

1. One-Handed Peacock Pose

In the Peacock Pose, the body is supported by one hand placed beside the navel. The other hand remains at the side of the body while the legs are stretched straight and the body leans forward.

Enhanced Lotus Peacock Pose

Uttana Padma Mayurasana is a reclining variation of Padma Mayurasana in which both hands support the lower back while the legs maintain the Lotus pose.

This pose can be entered from a shoulder stand. Then the legs are tied in a lotus position, while the hands support the back by circling around the waist. Finally, the lotus legs are lowered and the knees touch the ground.

Benefits of Posture

The pressure faced by the abdomen during practice stimulates the digestive organs. This helps in better digestion, and regular practice of yoga helps in stimulating various parts of the body, and improving various cognitive functions.

Peacock Lotus Pose is an advanced posture that can strengthen various muscles and bones, stabilizing the body. It helps with detoxification and digestion. Practitioners can enhance their strength and focus by consistently practicing this posture.

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