Bad at Peacock Pose or Mayurasana
I cannot do this without feeling that I'm about to lose a nipple. It would seem that boobs are not something our yoga forefathers considered when they dreamed up bracing your elbows against your abdominals to support your entire body weight.
In Hindu lore, the peacock is a symbol of immortality and love. The pose is also supposed to work wonders for the digestive and reproductive systems. Sigh, long life and great sex? Maybe a nipple is a small price to pay...
Or maybe I leave just this pose alone and get the same benefits from a few different exercises that actually work for my body. For example:
1. For upper body strength: push-ups with my hands side by side, just below my sternum.
2. For core/glute/hamstring strength and balance: alternate leg and arm lifts on hands and knees or in plank.
3. For abdominal compression: laying on a rolled up mat or towel and belly breathing.
No, these moves likely won't turn me into an immortal sex yoga goddess.., but my love of bacon shot that dream in the foot awhile ago.
So what's with the blatant cleavage shot? A lot of the photos under #yoga are boob shots and mama needs a social media following.