Introduction: Plow Pose or Halasana got its name from the farming tool ‘plow’ which is used to prepare soil for sowing the crops. It is an inversion pose that increases circulation in the adrenal, thyroid and pituitary glands. This in turn sends good hormones throughout the body thus balancing the metabolic system.Type of Level: Plow Pose has a lower version namely Easy Plow Pose or Purva Halasana which can be performed by beginners who are about to start their yoga session for the first time. However, the Plow Pose belongs to the intermediate and advanced levels.
How to Perform
NOTE: Avoid jerking the body as you bring your legs down. You can also start with Easy Plow Pose where legs are bent till the knees touch your forehead. Here, you can clasp the hands behind your back while lowering them on the floor or press the palms against the back.
Benefits of Plow Pose (Halasana)
Best Place to Perform: For Plow Pose or Halasana, you will need a clean room with good lighting. The room should also be well-ventilated and free from any sort of disturbance. Moreover, the floor of the chosen place should be even and dirt-free.
Precautions While Performing Plow Pose