Plow Pose is an inverted yoga posture that stretches the spine and shoulders while rejuvenating the nervous system. Because the pose calms and relaxes the nerves, brain, and heart, it is traditionally practiced near the end of a yoga class to help prepare the practitioner for Corpse Pose (Savasana) and meditation.
The Sanskrit name for the pose, “Halasana” (hah-LAHS-uh-nuh), comes from two words:
- “Hala” — meaning “plow”
- “Asana” — meaning “pose”
It is named after the shape of an Indian plow, which is used to cultivate the land. In practice, the pose’s soothing and revitalizing aspects prepare the landscape of your mind, body, and spirit for deep contemplation and renewal.
Benefits and Contraindications
Improves Digestive System
Relieves Back Pain
Helps To Manage Diabetes
Therapeutic for Leg Cramps
Improves Blood Circulation
Strengthens Immune System
Vision issues (Retinal Detachment, Nearsightedness, Сataract etc)
Any inflammatory processes in the body
Photo poses in different angles
Modifications, Props & Tips
While performing the asana, make sure that your neck is free, the spine should not touch the floor, and the head can be freely risen above the mat.
Use a yoga strap if you can’t bring your palms together behind your back.
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