Plow Pose-#IYOGLAXFLEXUARY

Hello My Beautiful People! Yesterday’s Mermaid Pose, gave me so much energy. Today’s pose, Plow, reminds us that every practice matters and all growth should be celebrated.

Plow pose was a little scary at first, but practice makes it all better. If you have back, or neck issues, please listen to your body and go slowly. There is no time limit on your practice, it can be as long or short as you need. Plow pose can also help open your shoulders and hips.

Step By Step Plow Pose:

  1. Start by laying on your back, in corpse pose, palms resting at your sides on the mat.
  2. Inhale, then engage your core as you lift you feet off of the mat at a 90 degree angle, hinging at your hips. Support your lower back and hips by holding them with your hands, leaving your elbows on the mat.
  3. Continue to lift through your hips as you bring your feet towards your head. Let your toes fall slowly past your head as you edge them backwards slowly with your toes like mini anchors.
  4. Lift your thighs and tailbone towards the ceiling, pulling your inner thighs into your pelvis.
  5. For additional shoulder opening, swing your arms in their opposite direction, clasping your fingers, and/or palms together.
  6. To exit plow pose, place your hands on your back, (hinge at the hips until your feet are high in the sky above your hips-90 degree angle), and slowly roll down vertebra by vertebra until you have come back flat onto your back on the mat into corpse pose.

 

A Matr3Moni Reminder:

“NO MATTER WHAT, it’s your body and your choice.”

Please be careful while practicing; If you have prior injuries be extremely mindful of every movement and how it affects your body. By now you know your body and the difference between your pain and your stretch, so again, be careful.

Along with being mindful while practicing, you also have to be mindful of what is going on in the inside of your body and mental/spiritual realms. You can work your body in such a positive way and still counter the positive vibes by not having healthy habits and/or awareness. Do not fight against yourself, find ways to incorporate wellness habits into your daily activities.start trying new activities like yoga and  cross fitness that engage all of your core muscles and then some that you didn’t know you weren’t working already.


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