02 November 2011

Halasana Yoga Pose

Halasana - Plow Pose

Begin laying on your back, knees and legs bent, feet 
on the mat, arms at your sides with palms faced down

As you engage the core and use your arms for support,
 lift hips off the mat, legs and feet flowing up and back

Legs come back and down behind you as the toes root into 
the mat, feet and legs coming together, head and neck relaxed

Folded Plow Variation: Feet separate and you bend the
 knees, allowing the weight of the legs to follow downwards

Karnapidasana "Ear-to-Knee": With legs separated on both sides 
of your head and knees rooted into the mat, begin to rotate the shoulders
slightly outwards, bringing the arms back to hug the outsides of your feet

Click Here for Astavakrasana Yoga Pose
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Click Here for Tittibhasana Yoga Pose


Jessica said... [reply]

Amazing, as per usual.

I can do standard plow pose and find it very helpful for alleviating back and shoulder pain. I've never tried those variations though - something to try when there's someone around to help me in case I get stuck, methinks ;)


Alexa @ SimpleEats said... [reply]

Gah, you seriously amaze me every time. I've done the first few stages of this pose and found is super relaxing!

Red Deception said... [reply]

I can't touch my toes, let alone do THAT!!!

My poor, unbendy body!

Anonymous said... [reply]

one of my favourites is a slight modification of plow! i will put my knees onto my forehead, reach up, and grab my ankles. it's called the "ying yang pose," aka "headache pose." i haven't taken headache meds for three years, and i rarely experience headaches, for that matter! (just when i have terrible experiences with men). thank you, yoga! :) x

Lee said... [reply]

my back hurts just looking at that

Anonymous said... [reply]

Thanks for showing this! I've been doing these lately a whole bunch because I've read that inversions are really good for circulation. I imagine I've been doing them improperly (ie: hoisting my legs over my head) so I shall refer to your tutorial for guidance from now on!!

Joanne said... [reply]

My pilates instructor was going on and on about plow pose yesterday...now I actually know what she was talking about!

Unknown said... [reply]

Somehow I can't see myself doing this LOL, but I am fascinated by yoga... just never tried it ;)
*kisses* HH

Missy said... [reply]

Beautiful How lucky of you to have that space to prACTICE IN

I bet you would do great as a yoga "model" (right word?) -- you'd apply for spots in videos or books to demonstrate. Good way to make some $$!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I cannot get over how flexible you are!!! Incredible!

Yum Yucky said... [reply]

how much yoga-ing does it take to be able to accomplish poses like this. I'm jealous and wanna learn. Enlighten me!

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I am both intrigued and creeped out that you can get your body into that position. LOL

A learner said... [reply]

may i know that where can I buy the book like the first image that telling which muscle is stretching for the certain posture?

Kelsey Ann said... [reply]

Chloe: You can probably find it at most books stores. It is "Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff. If you cannot find it in stores, the best bet is to order from Amazon. You will find great deals there as well! :)

A learner said... [reply]

thank you so much, kelsey. namaste =)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Wow! That's cool. If I do yoga would my body become flexible like that lady in the pictures?
yoga for beginners

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