The forearm stand AKA Pincha Mayurasana, is easier than the handstand because of the larger foundation that the forearms provide.
1) Face a wall sitting the distance of your legs length. Place your palms down on the floor beside your upper thigh.
2) Turn your body to face away from the wall using your elbow as a pivot and marking your spot where your hand was placed.
3) With your feet pressed flat against the wall on hands and elbows lift your rear end up keeping your back straight and heels against the wall.
4) Carefully walk your feet up against the wall.
5) Slowly kick one leg over your head while balancing on your elbows.
Once you feel comfortable, bring the other foot off the wall as you straighten both legs and point your toes. You have just performed theYogaPeacock Feathered Pose.
As with any new exercise routine, before you get started, please consult your health practitioner or personal trainer.
Take your time. It's not a race.
Hold this pose for as long as you feel comfortable.If it begins to hurt or feel awkward, lower your legs and rest.
If you practice this routine regularly, you will get better and better.
Remember: If it hurts, it's not Yoga.
Potential benefits include: Improvement in Strength,Balance, and Mobility.Sites of Improved Mobility: abdomen, chest, shoulder and vertebral column
Sites of Improved Strength: abdomen, arm, back,chest, hand, leg, set of buttocks and shoulders
Contraindications: fatigue, pain in posture,pregnancy, recent surgery, injury, or inflammation, uncontrolled high blood pressureSites of recent surgery, injury, or inflammation:abdomen, back, ear, eye, hand, head, heart, set of para-nasal sinuses, shoulder, vertebral column, arm