Lying on your back, draw your legs over your body and slowly lower your toes to the floor above your head. Try to lift your top thighs and tailbone toward the ceiling. Release your hands and stretch the arms around behind you on the floor, clasping the hands and pressing actively down to support your body as you lift your thighs up to the ceiling. Your body weight is held in the shoulders and out of head and neck for the duration of the pose. Stay here as long as you are comfortable and you feel no pressure or pain in the neck or about 10-15 breaths. Slowly roll down to rest on the spine for 2-3 minutes, feeling the effects of the posture.
Benefits of Plow Pose:
- Calms the brain, reduces stress and fatigue.
- Stretches and opens the shoulders, neck and spine.
- Stimulates the abdominal organs associated with digestion and elimination.
- Stimulates the thyroid gland.