31 Days of Yoga – Plough (Halasana)

We made it to day 31!! Let’s end it with a fun challenge. Today’s plough pose is a full body stretch. It is a relaxing pose to perform before bed. The plough pose can be difficult and it takes time to perfect. But if you consistently practice it you will find your flexibility improving and you will get farther into the position. It definitely gets easier. Good luck!

To perform: Begin by lying on your back. You can place a pillow or folded blanket under your upper back of that is more comfortable. Take a deep breath. As you exhale, draw in your core pressing your back to the floor. Your arms should be flat beside you. Inhale and lift your legs up and over your head. Keep your chin up and place your hands on your back for support. Your hips should be over your shoulders. Stretch. The ultimate goal is to touch the floor with your toes but it may take practice to get to that point. Stay in this pose for a few seconds. Release your hands and slowly roll your body back down to the floor as you exhale.

Benefits of Plough Pose:

  • Can release neck tension
  • Reduces stress
  • Stretches shoulders, spine, & hamstrings
  • Reduces stress & fatigue
  • Stimulates abdominal organs

31 yoga poses in 31 days. While there are many more, I felt that these were a good variety to focus on this month. Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed learning some new poses that you can use in your wellness routine. The other 30 poses can be found by using the search bar at the bottom of the page. Take care!

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