Plow Pose (Halasana) Yoga Pose

by | Jun 13, 2020 | Yoga Poses

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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Benefits 

  • It encourages flexibility of the back and stretches the muscles along the back of the legs.  
  • It strengthens and opens up the neck, shoulders, abs, and back muscles. 

How to do 

  • Lie on the back. The arms lie beside the body with the palms facing up. 
  • Inhaling, lift your legs off the floor, raising your legs straight up at a 90-degree angle. 
  • Exhaling, support your hips and back with your hands, lift them off the ground and lower them behind the head till your toes touch the floor. 
  • Your back should be perpendicular to the floor. This may be difficult initially, but make an attempt for a few seconds. 
  • Breathing normally hold the posture as long as comfortable 



Warnings 

  • It can put significant strain on the cervical spine, which does not normally undergo this type of stress, and can cause injury if not performed properly. 
  • It should not be practiced with high blood pressure. 

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