PLOW POSE (HALASANA)

The name plow pose came from Sanskrit words meaning “seat”. Plow pose refers to bringing both hands and feet to the floor and leaving the body with primitive plough shape. Plow pose is also referred to as Halasana. The person who is practicing the plow pose lies on the floor and lifts both of his or her legs and finally places them behind his or her head. If plow pose is not performed properly, it can cause injury.

There are many positive effects of shoulder stands. Some of them are as follows: Spinal nerves are nourished, it gives flexibility to the neck and spine. Muscles of the back, arm, and shoulder are strengthened. Always remember to straighten your knees and to stretch up your spine. By doing this, you will notice that your feet might not reach the floor.

When practicing Halasana, lie down on your back, with your hands palms down by the sides and your legs together. Inhale and raise both of your legs up. Exhale then inhale and your hips should be brought off the floor. Your hands should support your back and your elbows should be as close as possible to one another. Exhale and bring both of your legs down behind the head without bending your knees. Continue breathing deeply if your feet cannot yet touch the floor. If your feet reached the floor, you should put them behind your head and your toes should be curled under. Finally, your arms should be stretched behind the back.