Practice Lab

intense stretch lotus peacock pose
Uttana Padma Mayurasana (Intense Stretch Lotus Peacock Pose) Is a very powerful pose that I am quite a way from being able to practice properly, yet for some reason I have ambition to achieve it one day, which I’m sure is not such a good thing yogicly speaking... Here’s a practice I was working on to take me towards it. I couldn’t find any creative commons pictures of the pose, so here’s a shot of me getting about as far into it as I’m able. In the full pose you touch your knees to the floor.

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)

Virabhadrsana 2 (Warrior Pose 2)

Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (Half Bound lotus Intense Stretch Pose)

Bharadwajasana 2 (Bharadwaja’s Pose 2)

Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

Adho Mukha Vrkshasana (Hand Stand)

Salamba Shirshasana 1 (Head Stand 1)

Supta Padangusthasana 1 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 1)

Supta Padangusthasana 2 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 2)

Supta Padangusthasana 3 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 3)

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Upward Extended Feet Pose)

Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Turning Pose)

Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana (Half Bound Lotus Intense West Stretch Pose)

Adho Mukha Padmasana (Downward Facing Lotus Pose)

Yoga Mudrasana (Yoga Seal Pose)

Gorakshasana (Cow Herd Pose)

Simhasana 2 (Lion Pose 2)

Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

Uttana Padma Mayurasana (Intense Stretch Lotus Peacock Pose) variation with block under sacrum

Laghuvajrasana (Little Thunderbolt Pose) over chair

Padmasana Viparita Dandasana (Lotus Pose in Inverted Staff Pose) over chair

Salamba Sarvangasana 1 (Shoulder Stand 1)

Urdhva Padmasana Sarvangasana (Upward Lotus Pose in Shoulder Stand)

Parshva Padmasana (Side Lotus Pose in Shoulder Stand)

Uttana Padma Mayurasana (Intense Stretch Lotus Peacock Pose) variation
• Set up close to the wall and drop back to put knee on wall

Uttana Padma Mayurasana (Intense Stretch Lotus Peacock Pose)

Pashchimottanasana (Intense West Stretch Pose)

Shavasana (Corpse Pose)