Plow Pose (Halasana) For Positive Thinking


With a positive mindset, anything is possible. It is always a good time to start all over again from scratch if you need to; it is a right moment, no matter how old or sick you are, to achieve your dreams. No matter which tough desert you might be going through, a positive mind will help you find your way to the oasis or camp. Yoga is a great tool to achieve this mindset, and the Plow Pose Halasana, when practiced regularly, can clear your thoughts of negativities and bad patterns.

So, how does the Plow Pose help you achieve positive thinking?

The Plow Pose has a relaxing and refreshing effect on the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for calming down your mind and body. This yoga stance is also effective in balancing the adrenaline and thyroxin, as well as in eliminating toxins from the urinary and digestive tracts. Because the body is inverted in this pose, the brain is fed with blood, enabling a greater vitality and mental clarity.


How To Come Into The Plow Pose? 

  • In order to come into the Plow Pose (Halasana), follow these instructions:
  • Come to a Supported Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana).
  • Then, exhale and flex from the hip joints.
  • Gradually lower the toes on the floor above and beyond the head. Maintain, if possible, your upper body perpendicular to the mat and the legs entirely extended;
  • Keeping your toes on the floor, elevate the thighs and tailbone towards the sky and pull the inner groins deep into your pelvis. Keep drawing the chin away from the sternum and relax the throat;
  • Keep your hands pushing against the upper body, or you could relax them away from the back and straighten them behind your body on the mat;
  • Commonly, the Plow Pose (Halasana) is executed after the Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) for one to five minutes. To come out of the pose, press the hands against the back once more, elevate your body back into Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) while you exhale and then roll down on the back. Or, you could just roll out of the position while you exhale.



Benefits Of The Plow Pose (Halasana)

  • The Plow Pose (Halasana) has some of these benefits:
  • Calms the brain;
  • Regulate blood pressure;
  • Menstrual illnesses for women are treated;
  • A better memory power;
  • Strengthening the muscle fibers, as well as the cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae of the back;
  • Alleviates constipation and stomach illnesses;
  • Helps to reduce abdominal and body fat.


Cautions While Practicing The Plow Pose (Halasana)

  • Please consult with your physician before practicing the Plow Pose or any other yoga pose.
  • Generally, the Plow Pose is not recommendable for individuals who may suffer from diarrhea, glaucoma, or other eye issues, as well as from neck or back injury.
  • Pregnant women should practice Plow Pose if they are already used to it; otherwise, they should wait a minimum of eight weeks after giving birth.


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