Sanskrit: Pincha Mayurasana

The feathered peacock is an intense forearm stand. If you have any back or neck issues, it is advised that you do not attempt this yoga posture. Many beginners find it difficult to prevent their elbows from sliding away from each other in this pose. It strengthens the shoulders, arms & back and can improve sense of balance.

From Yoga Journal: Many beginners find it difficult to prevent their elbows from sliding away from each other in this pose. Buckle a strap and loop it over your upper arms, just above your elbows. Extend your arms straight out in front of you at shoulder width and adjust the strap so that it hugs your outer arms. Then use the strap in the pose, but think of pushing the arms slightly in, away from the strap, rather than letting them bulge out into the strap.