The importance of this asana is peacock feather posture. Prior to displaying the beautiful feathers, the peacock happens to lift its tail upright. This upright posture before moving is known as Pincha Mayurasana. This speaks to the peacock in the entirety of its grandeur. The wildness that is depicted in the peacock must be assimilated in our everyday lives.
You can call it the elbow stand or the lower arm stand posture as well. As the whole weight falls on your shoulders, it has tremendous strength to withhold that posture for a specific timeframe. As the shoulders are not combined but rather avoided as much as possible, distributing your weight on both the shoulders.
Like Adho Mukha Svanasana and Adho Mukha Vrksasana, this stance tests the inbuilt fear which comes from falling. This fear factor is normal while doing all these sorts of asanas. It is different to Vrksasana as the arms are not twisted and in this asana it is twisted giving you the additional help.
It may not be a simple asana to do without anyone else. You can use the divider as a help. The assistance of a companion or an educator around would be justified. Despite the fact that it might resemble a straightforward asana, but doing it can be a different game altogether.
This asana is a pressure buster. It causes you to unwind because of the situation of the asana. The strain that would live otherwise is easily expelled. Each muscle happens to do their bit making you more proactive towards your insight into psyche and body.
As your chest opens helping your ribs, it helps the shoulders including your upper arms and upper back. As your rib zone and stomach zone keeps the body straight they get conditioned as well. All aspects of your body are benefited while doing this asana.
The legs and buttocks are strengthened because of the need to keep your body in a straight line. This position gives you a chance to strengthen your thighs as it must be kept straight without twisting around. Thigh muscles benefit a ton by doing this rearranged posture.
In this stance too the blood from the legs surges down to the head, providing it with new blood, which restores you and also invigorates your brain and body to the most astounding closeness.
While doing any of the yoga asanas please speak to a yoga instructor or a doctor if you face any kind of pain. People with back or some other issues should re-think on its practice.