After perfecting the Pincha Mayurasana, when the balance is secured lift the hands one by one from the floor, join the wrists and cupping the palms, place them under the chin. The body is balanced in this second stage of the posture only on the elbows. Sayanasana is difficult, but by determined and regular practice one can achieve it. This second stage is known as the posture of repose.

Sayanasana

 

Effects of Sayanasana

Sayanasana develops the muscles of the shoulders and back. It tones the spine and stretches the abdominal muscles.