Pinchamayurasana, Pincha-mayura-asana, Piñchamayūrāsana: 1 definition



Pinchamayurasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pinchhamayurasana.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Piñchamayūrāsana (पिञ्छमयूरासन, “feather peacock posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is also known as Picchamayūrāsana (पिच्छमयूरासन). It is composed of the words piñcha (feather/wing, also known as piccha), mayūra (peacock) and and āsana (posture).

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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