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Halasana (Plow) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Halasana (Plow), and related poses such as Supta Konasana (Sleeping Angle), Ardha Halasana (Half Plow), Parsva Halasana (Sideways or Twisted Plow), Karnapidasana (Ear Pressure), Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus) and Pindasana (Embryo)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Halasana

ha-LAW-suh-nuh

hala = plow

Plow Pose

Parsva Halasana

Sideways (or Twisted) Plow Pose

Karnapidasana

karna = ear

pida = pressure

Ear Pressure Pose

Heart of Pose

    • Stretches Spine
    • Mild Inversion

Notes

    • Often used as finishing pose to help prepare for relaxation, pranayama and meditation
    • A mild inversion with heart above head
    • See Contraindications and Cautions for many important considerations

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