Plow Pose

Halasana

Plow Pose

What is Plow Pose?

Plow pose, or halasana, usually follows shoulder stand pose. With the shoulders and head on the ground and hands supporting the back, the feet are lowered to the floor.

Instructions

  • Begin on your back.
  • Inhale and lift your legs toward the sky, then support your back with your hands.
  • Exhale and lower your legs, resting your toes on the floor.
  • If your feet touch the floor, place your arms on the ground, palms down.
  • Breathe while holding the pose.

Cautions

  • Avoid if you have a back injury, sciatica or a hernia.

Benefits of Plow Pose

  • Improves spinal flexibility
  • Improves digestion
  • Regulates thyroid function
  • Calms the nervous system

Plow Pose Details

Sanskrit Name
Halasana
Pronunciation
hah-LAH-sah-nah
Pose Level
Beginner
Yoga Type
Drishti
Nabhichakra (Navel)
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