Peacock Pose (Sanskrit: Mayurasana) is an advanced yoga posture that requires strength and grace, however the path to arrive there is not always easy. This is the symbolism of the beautiful peacock in this pose. The root Sanskrit word “Mayura” means peacock.
In this position, the entire weight of the body is balanced horizontal to the floor while the hands are turned backwards underneath the body.
It takes time to not only get used to feeling the body balance in such a strange way (as we are normally completely vertical and perpendicular to the ground), as the body is aiming to be completely parallel to the floor.