YogaVB 26 _ Plow Pose _ Halâsana
Like the naming method of many other yoga poses, the Halasana Plow Pose is so named because the basic shape of the pose resembles a typical plow used in Tibet and India, as well as in many other Asian countries. The plow is also a mythological symbol in many stories of Tibet, China, India and Egypt.
The plow pose should be done at times when the abdomen is empty, for example early in the morning or late at night after at least 2 hours after the main meal.
The plow pose can have many physical and mental benefits.
- The plow pose can help the body stretch and strengthen the elasticity of the spine, strengthening the strength of the back and shoulders as well as the arms.
- The plow pose also improves the strength and flexibility of the spine, thereby increasing the “lubrication” of the nerve endings of the spinal cord, thereby enhancing the capacity of the nervous system. At the same time, thanks to the improved nervous system and good nerve communication, the brain is constantly calmed, stress and fatigue are quickly eliminated.
- In addition, systems such as the respiratory, circulatory and immune systems are also strengthened.
- Abdominal and thyroid organs are especially stimulated. Bowel function is greatly improved.
- Many diseases can also be easily eliminated or improved with good plow pose exercises, such as uncomfortable menopausal symptoms in women, infertility problems in men and women, many back pain, headache due cerebral ischemia, anxiety, insomnia, sinusitis, etc.
The plow pose can be difficult for many people, especially those with a less flexible cervical spine and poor physical condition. Among these, special attention for cases such as asthma, high blood pressure, menstruation, injury to pregnancy or neck, serious eye conditions such as glaucoma … People in this situation must not exercise the plow pose or, if they wish to exercise it, they must have a doctor’s authorization and practice under the supervision and assistance of experienced teachers.
However, the practice of the plow pose is very easy because its nature does not need too much muscle strength, less muscular fatigue for the practice and no prolonged fatigue after, unlike many other yoga postures.
Some poses that work to support the plow pose should be practiced before:
- Diamond pose (YogaVB 5) – Youtube
- Child’s pose (YogaVB 7) – Youtube
- Bridge pose (YogaVB 17) – Youtube
- Legs up the wall pose (YogaVB 24) – Youtube
- Shoulder stand pose (YogaVB 25) – Youtube
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