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Raghav M

Mayurasana is a difficult asana for beginners. But it can be mastered easily if we try Hamsasana first. Once we can hold hamsasana (swan Pose) for at least 1 minute, then mayurasana can be attempted with ease.

Some Indian guy

@Yoganaut: While mensurating, due to bleeding, uterus tissue is believed to in tender state. Doing asanas which will increase the flow may cause complications in ebbing the flow. So, it is only a precaution in many cases and not hard rule. But no-one would want to risk, and that's why the prohibition



Ms fab

Soo hard, my wrists! I'll keep trying!


I agree with j. All these "women should not do xyz" in yoga just seem discriminatory. I really like this pose and I'm sort of an "advanced" beginner. And frankly, since not one person has been able to give me a reason why I should not do certain things while I am menstruating that makes any amount of sense...guess what? I just do what feels reasonable at the time. It is difficult to breathe in this one, but that is part of the benefit of the pose. The breath can really help massage the internal organs in Mayurasana.


what is the sanscrit name for peacock/


as far as women not doing this pose, in India women weren't supposed to do yoga at all anyway. Whatever. I can do this posture fine and I am a woman. Guess what- I can EVEN do this pose when I am menstruating and I suffer no harm!


What about the breathing? I believe you need to inhale completely and hold your breath while in the pose


i think anonymous meant exactly what was said. men and women do have different centers of gravity.


It's likely because women have a different center of gravity to men so it may be more difficult for them?

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