Pincha Hollowback

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Pincha Hollowback

This is a pincha hollowback variation using the wall as support in addition.

Pincha – Feather, Mayura – Peacock, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna

The Pincha Mayurasana is a forearm stand and is also called the Feathered Peacock Pose. Just like a peacock that spans its feathers out, this asana is a beautiful, showy pose, which needs both skill and patience to perfect.

Pincha Mayurasana, Forearm Stand, Feathered Peacock Pose…whatever your preference when it comes to naming this challenging inversion, the plentiful benefits remain the same.

To be able to utilize this shape in your practice your basic yoga foundations need to be pretty strong. Once you’re up and running in Pincha, the work just keeps on coming. Here are just some of the benefits of Pincha Mayurasana you can look forward to reaping.

Upper Back Strength, Improved Balance, Calming The Mind, Igniting The Side Body, Stretch Out, Enticing Focus, Develop Arm Strength.

The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.

-Sakyong Mipham