Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Balance) & Dolphin Pose – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock Feather / Forearm Balance), and related poses such as Dolphin Pose and Forearm Plank
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Pincha Mayurasana

pin-cha my-your-AHS-anna

“pincha” = feather

“mayura” = peacock

Peacock Feather Pose

Also known as: Forearm Balance

Dolphin Pose also known as:

Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (Half Peacock Feather Pose)

Forearm Plank also known as:

Dolphin Plank

Heart of Poses

  • Arm Balance
  • Inversion
  • Core Strengthening

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