Plow pose in yoga is great to help strengthen your shoulders, arms, and legs while preventing and relieving tightness. It also makes the spine more supple, eases tension, and improves your posture.

How to Do Plow Pose

  • Lie flat on your back on your mat. Bring the legs up parallel to the floor, supporting your hips with your hands. Rest the arms and shoulders on the mat, aiming to straighten the back into a 90 degree angle. Breathe.
  • Stay in the pose, or for more of a challenge, slowly lower the legs to rest the toes on the floor behind your head. Breathe in the pose for 3-5 breaths.
  • IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN IN THE NECK AREA, release tension on the neck by bringing the legs back to a more comfortable position or come back to lying on the back.

Do not perform plow pose if you are experiencing the following conditions:

  • Diarrhea
  • Menstruation
  • Neck injury
  • Asthma & high blood pressure
  • Pregnant

In its full expression, plow pose is considered to be intermediate to advanced. It is not advisable to perform the pose in this way without sufficient prior experience or unless you have the supervision of an experienced instructor.

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