Yoga is classic, an unadulterated form of body fitness that greatly relies on body movements and controlled breathing to achieve the desired result. Many times, yoga to many would simply mean body fitness. Now body fitness could either mean a slim stomach or a healthy functioning body.
How to Do Padma Pinya Mayurasana (Elbow Balance) and Benefits:
How To Do It?:
Many times a yoga routine is as easy as bed laid with roses and the other times it’s the thorns that make it a difficult routine. Sadly, this is one of those yoga stances which at the initial stages would be quite hard to achieve. Here the key to your question is practice. However, before you venture out on this posture there are a few health matters that should be kept in mind.
Do not perform this yoga if you have a broken forearm which even though is attached now can be harmed if uneven pressure is exerted on it. Secondly, people suffering from high blood pressure or acute cardiac problems should refrain from opting for this yoga stance. To start off, sit in the lotus pose which is also called Padmasana.
Folding your lower limbs into a knot, the upper body is kept straight and rigid as you cross your legs over one another. Now that you have gotten into base position, bend forward and place your arms on the front right in front of your crossed limbs.
Leaning more forward now twist your arm the other way round so that your palm is not facing you. Tense up your body and slowly now hoist yourself upward until you are resting on your forearms, your body cuddled in between your elbow. To perform this yoga, you need immense upper body power and body balance which is not something that you can achieve at the very first try.
In fact, it is always helpful if an extra pair of hands support you during this stance. As you raise yourself off the ground, tilt your torso to be horizontal, parallel to the ground so that you can evenly distribute the weight on both your arms and balance the posture well. Hold the position for two seconds and slowly work up to some more.
How Does it Help Us?:
With practice soon you will find yourself strengthening up your upper body muscles, especially the arms. As you host yourself up, your arms take the whole weight for it and soon can be strong. This is a good body balance exercise where your body nerves coordinates with your brain in a subtle pressure situation to create a good bond between the two thereby improving body balance.
The toxins that have crowded up in your body throughout the months are now burning as you indulge more and more in this exercise. This is why this exercise has also been related to reliever of depression, the source of which many a times are the accumulated toxins in your system.
Once you hoist yourself up, your body tenses slightly trying to hold up the stance and it is here that the organs in your system are getting a good massage with the blood flow that is increased in your system now ensuring proper functioning of your body.