Monday, May 10, 2010


The Plough Pose 

Today we do something that is a little advance for many of the readers. Even after doing yoga for many months I would say it would be nice to do these pose with a bit of caution?
It is not that this is a hard pose, it is more to do that this pose is always suggested to advance students only. One could often see many kids doing this pose very easily, but again we are not kids so our body is not that flexible.

Today we try to do the “Halasana” or also known as “The Plough Pose”. The word "Hal" is the Sanskrit word for Plough. It is mere the way one does look in this pose as a plough is the basic reason to name it in that way.

How to do it?

1] For this pose we continue to give you instructions from the part where we stopped in the position of “Salamaba Sarvanagasana”. Our whole body from the torso has been lifted upward, our hands touching the lower back for support. And we are slowly breathing in and out.
2] Now slowly start lowering the trunk moving the arms and the legs over the head. Slowly rest the toes on the floor.
3] Tighten the knee joints and try to raise the trunk.
4] Now stretch the arms on the floor opposite to the direction of the legs. The legs and the arms stretching in opposite direction make a nice stretch for the back.
5] Maintain the pose for some breathe in the start, as you get adjusted one can hold the pose for at least 2 to 5 minutes.
6] Coming back slowly come to the Salamba Sarvangasana and then come back to the normal pose as slow as possible.


1] All the cautions in regards to Salmbha Sarvangasana remain the same for this pose.
2] The most important of course would be people who suffer with diarrhea, women are who are menstruating, and pregnant should not do this pose.


1] This is a good pose if done under experts for those who suffer with different conditions of the spine. The stretch increases the blood flow to the spine hence capable of working for different conditions.
2] Increase blood flow to the brain, makes it calmer after doing this pose.
3] Stimulated the abdominal organs and the thyroid glands.
4] Good for backache, headaches, hypertension, infertility, sinusitis.

This pose is great for Throat Chakra.

Posted by Sudeep 

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