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Old 18-01-2017, 11:10 PM
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Deeper body awareness in Yoga.

So who can tell me about this pose.

I didn't think to ask my teacher before I left last night what it was called, so I am asking here if anyone can find it for me.

Mainly because I wish to look at myself in this pose deeper as to what might be moving and not moving in me in the process and attainment in being able to do this pose more freely.


It is the pose where you lay flat on the floor, and rock yourself with hands under your back to elevate and lift your legs and torso off the floor. Then the extended version is where you legs go over your head. So the move is elevation of legs, hands under your back, lift yourself up supported by your hands and arms, hold your legs and back upright where only your head and shoulders are on the floor. Then allow your legs to fall behind your head, where you hold this position.

The yoga teacher was talking us through the pose but I do recal I switched off something in me in "trying to focus" on the pose itself. So I missed the deeper awareness of this process and move.

Name please if anyone can decipher my very poor yogic description..
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Old 18-01-2017, 11:32 PM
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Hi

It sounds like Halasana the plow pose ?
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Old 18-01-2017, 11:45 PM
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oh cool, thankyou I will check it out and see if that is it.
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Old 18-01-2017, 11:48 PM
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Yes that is it.

Thankyou so much, going into read about it now.
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Old 18-01-2017, 11:59 PM
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It is named after the shape of an Indian plow (or plough), which is used to cultivate the land. In practice, the pose's soothing and revitalizing aspects prepare the landscape of your mind, body, and spirit for deep contemplation and renewal.

Benefits of Plow Pose

Plow Pose opens the neck, shoulders, and back. By compressing the abdomen, it massages and tones the digestive organs, which improves detoxification. This pose stimulates and regulates the thyroid gland, relieves excess phlegm and mucus, and regulates the breath -https://www.yogaoutlet.com/guides/how-to-do-plow-pose-in-yoga.


Ok here is what I was looking for.
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Old 19-01-2017, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for info. I have not done this asana for a long time.
I used to do it quite often directly after shoulderstand, just dropped the legs to the ground.
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Old 19-01-2017, 07:17 PM
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I used to do this move all the time as a kid, haha, of course I had no idea then that it was yoga! this makes me want to see if I can still do it!
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Old 20-01-2017, 05:14 PM
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First pose you describe is sarvāṅgāsana or shoulder stand. The second one is halāsana or the plow pose.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:06 AM
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Thankyou for sharing bindu, rainbow sprinkles (yes our inner child tends to move more naturally and often with greater flexibility. ) kris.
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Old 11-04-2017, 07:11 AM
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Today in yoga we did some breathing practices, with a inhalation of three, hold for twelve and then out for six. I became conscious of a hump in my exhalation space. Some were struggling with the holding space, but for me it was the breath out which I found I immediately needed a big breath on the out breath. I was observing more than entertaining it and continued as best I could.

In reflection I am aware that the old patterns of my breath, were caught up in fight and flight responses from fear patterns. I was told as a child I used to hold my breath and pass out quite naturally, has me wondering if this old pattern relates more to the external reactions when I came around. Apparently I put the fear of god into my siblings who thought I would die and usually my father gave me a hard smack to get me out of the slump, which was his fear at play..

It makes sense really.
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