Halasana (Plow Pose / Plough Pose) – Overview

Asana Digest Overview


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)


Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.


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.

Prerequisite Knowledge

The focus of Asana Digests is teaching specific poses. This support presumes you’re aware of the groundwork and teaching support here: Asana Category – Inversions.

Poses Overview


“hala” = plow
Plow Pose

Parsva Halasana

Sideways (or Twisted) Plow Pose


“karna” = ear
“pida” = pressure
Ear Pressure Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Stretches Spine
  • Mild Inversion


Sequencing considerations for Halasana are included with those for Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) here


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