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Before you start with any asana or breathing exercise, it is always advised to start with a warm-up yoga.  

Mayurasana Standing (also known as peacock pose) 

 

Benefits:

  • Reliving stiffness around neck and shoulder muscles due to long sitting/not moved regularly.

  • It gives relaxation to your lower back muscles.

  • Strengthens the Knee joints and Thigh muscles.

 

How to do?

  • Stand on spreading your leg by 1 foot -- Interlock your hands at the back

  • Breath-in bends back slightly, while Breath-out bends forward slowly and raise your hands upward from behind as shown.

  • Remember your leg should be straight don’t bend your knees and facial muscles should be relaxed.

  • Perform this for 2-3 times in the morning.

Caution:

  • Those who have back pain or shoulder injuries/issues don’t force to do more forward bending. Attempt this up to your comfort level,

  • Day by day you can move forward. This exercise will help to reduce your back pain and relaxes the stiff shoulders.

 

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Here is the video! 

MAYURASANA STANDING

(SHOULDER STRETCH)