Morning practice. ???
“Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.”
I’m practicing plow pose almost daily and it’s still a lot of room for improvement. That’s the beauty about #yoga …it is not about being perfect, but about rolling out the mat every day.
Plow pose stretches the shoulder and spine and can be therapeutic for backache and headaches. I especially like it because it stimulates the thyroid gland and can help to relieve the symptoms of menopause.
Be cautious if you have neck, shoulder or back issues. It’s not for everybody and a good instructor can help with modifications.
How to do plow pose or “halasana”:
- Begin by lying flat on your back your legs extended and your arms at your side.
- On an inhalation, use your abdominal muscles to lift your legs and hips up toward the ceiling. Bring your torso perpendicular to the floor. Straighten your legs and slowly lower your toes to the floor with your legs fully extended.
- Align your hips over your shoulder.
- To release, support your back with your hands. Then, slowly roll down, one vertebra at a time, bending your knees if needed.