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Softer Forms of Plow Pose (Halasan)

Softer Forms of Plow Pose (Halasan) :

Sofer forms of Plow Pose (Halasan) are easier and more comfortable than Full-Fledged Plow Pose and less riskier as well ! In the post-modern 21st century our lifestyle has become all the more sedentary. We spend most of our times sitting and bending forward in front of computers, Television and operating electronic gadgets. Our spine is always bent on a forward position . We are at a greater risk face diseases like spondylosis , neck and back pain. I would, therefore,  suggest you to practice softer form of plow pose(Halasana).

In these circumstances, we will be inviting such problems like spondylosis more often than not,if we practice full-fledged Plow Pose.  So, we should not practice such yoga like Full-Fledged Plow pose which can make us more vulnerable. We should, therefore, practice the Softer forms of Plow Pose which will be easier, more comfortable and enjoyable and less risk-prone !

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HALASANA

Fig. 1: Softer and Easier Forms of Plow Poses.

LEGS UP THE WALL POSE

Fig.2: Legs-up-the-Wall Pose. Legs-up-the-Wall Pose is a better way to practice Plow Pose comfortably !

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Fig. 3 :  One Softer Form of Plow Pose. (Courtesy:NourishDoc)

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Fig. 4 : Another Softer Form of Plow Pose. (Courtesy:Yoga Vidya Gurukul)

You can stop in the softer forms positions as shown in Fig. 3 & 4 in case you have any problems. I don’t want you to face any problem in course of practicing this forward-bending pose ! We generally follow Forward-bending positions throughout the day in doing daily chores of activities. This is all the more relevant when we are doing our jobs sitting for a long time before the computers, office works, studious jobs etc. in a faster life as of nowadays. So you can restrict, withdraw yourself if you come under this category.

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Plow Pose (Halasana)

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Plow Pose (Halasana) :

For practicing this Plow Pose (Halasana) I would advise the Beginners to practice Legs-Up-The-Wall first for a few days. When they get habituated with this they can very gradually proceed towards this plow pose partially before they can do it fully provided they have the age and experience. In today’s lifestyle, where sitting much time bending forward in front of the computers, bending forwards ( students, teachers, office-goers, intellectuals etc.) is quite natural. This should, therefore, be practised very cautiously, in softer versions specially by these people !

Alert for Plow Pose:
  • Should not Practice if you have problem and pain over your Neck Back and Lumbar areas.
  • Should not have High Blood Pressure
  • Don’t allow boys and girls to practice Plow pose before they are Twelve years old.
  • Go for Softer Version as you proceed towards higher age.
  • Should not be Overweight
  • Should have proper Warm-Up Session prior to this Plow Pose.
  • This should not be practiced by those having weak legs, hamstring muscles or calf muscles.
  • Pregnant women, women during menstruation should avoid Plow pose.
  • People with enlarged thyroid, spleen and liver should avoid this yoga pose as a lot of pressure is put at the lower abdomen during this pose (See Contraindications).

How To Teach Plough Pose (Halasana) | GeorgeWatts.org Image : Forms of Plow Pose (Halasana) This should be followed after shoulder stand. This Plow Pose should never be practiced singly. This is because of the fact that the body has to get properly conditioned before practicing this tough Plow Pose.

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Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits :

Fish Pose (Matsyasana) benefits discussion is to derive a complete idea, how it works to benefit us. This is also to find out the myths and realities related to it !

Fish Pose Benefits as Related to Glands :

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) benefits the parathyroid and pineal glands. The position of the Fish pose can clearly indicate that . It can also benefit the pituitary gland as the head is in downward position. More blood will flow therein refreshing it. Apart from this it can have a role in keeping the Thymus gland active for a longer time. This is true especially in the cases of adolescents and youths. The role of this thymus gland is very important in maintaining youth stage and immunity level in humans. This gland is very active in the children. s we progress from childhood to youth stage it remains active. After that it begins to be inactive. That is why the aged are more affected with COVID-19. This Fish Pose my have a role in keeping this gland alive for some more time. So they are not as such affected with Covid-19. They can act just as carriers.

Overall Fish Pose Benefits on the Total Spine :

Other than this Fish Pose has an overall beneficial effect over the whole body, particularly the spine. It gets a thorough rejuvenation in this reverse position. Matsyasana, The Fish Pose: An Incredible Yoga Posture for Your Back Issues - NDTV Food

Fish Pose is all the More Beneficial in Today’s Lifestyle :

In today’s sedentary lifestyle, we’re always sitting before the computer, reading and writing, watching TV etc. In this way we are always bending our spine in a forward position. That is why we are inviting a lot of problems to our spinal cord. In this scenario, Fish pose helps to relax and rejuvenate the spine from neck to lumbar region. There is complete beneficial effect on other parts of the body like the skull and brain, the eyeballs, the vocal cord etc. P.S.: You can keep folded cloth under your head if you feel any problem on your head.

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Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits Discussion

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits Discussion

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits Discussion::
Personal Experience

I have personal experience when I received Back pain, rather Back Injury, in the lumbar region. Then I was pursuing M.Sc. degree, staying in the Hostel. I was rather kind of ‘Rash’ at that time, for being younger perhaps. Without having any Warm-Up session I started doing fifty push-ups at a time in the first round . I had the experience and expertise, but I did not practice push-ups(known popularly as ‘don’ in West Bengal, India for a long time, say one year or a bit more. I was sort of depressed as well due to not getting good job then.

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One fine morning I just felt like going for push-ups to make my muscles more prominent rather instantly. Then it was winter season. I mde fifty push-ups at a time in the first round without any prior warm-up. I went for second or third round, but the first round might be responsible. It happened at noon, before lunch. That day I did not find any problem.

On the next day I just went to the adjoining garden where I found a long-handled spade lying around. The soil of the garden was moist and compact. I picked up the spade and struck the ground to lift up a big chunk of land. While giving pressure through my lower back portion to strike through and break and lift up a bigger chunk of land I felt pain in the lumbar portion . I did not want to believe it, so I repeated, but felt greater pain trying to repeat. It got more acute while bending down to be sure. I visited a known physician nearby who advised fifteen days bed rest initially and extended for another fifteen days duration.

I must mention here as well that I followed the classical pull-up which may be one vital factor of injury.

This Fish Pose is particularly very beneficial for those suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. For the neck, back and lumbar regions it is a superb yoga pose. It increases lungs capacity and induces deep breathing. It does also increase blood supply to the head, nourishing the pituitary and pineal glands.

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Fish pose has a great role in enhancing the retention capacity (Kumbhak) of the lungs. It helps expand the rib-cage creating more space for the expansion of the lungs. In this way Fish pose helps correcting pigeon chest.

Fish Pose Myths and Realities :

Many great ascetics used this Fish pose to dip and float in water( Trailanga Swami). Is it for the fact that this Fish pose helps retaining oxygen in the lungs for a longer time? Modern medical can/cannot prove this for sure, but you my be sure that Fish Pose helps your lungs.

** This is upto you totally whether you would believe or not on the miraculous feats of Indian yogis, especially of the olden yogis!

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Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits Discussion

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) Benefits Discussion ::

Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) benefits are being discussed elaborately so as to focus on some genuine points and issues !

This is practiced after Shoulder Stand . But you can practice it just as singly and independently without practicing shoulder stand pose before it. But if you practice shoulder stand you definitely need to practice Fish Pose after shoulder stand. otherwise you have just got to suffer ! It cures the body of all diseases.

 

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But you should stay away from practicing Full-fledged shoulder stand if you suffer from neck pain, back pain, lumbar pain etc. In such cases you should go for reverse pose yoga practices like Fish pose, Bow pose, Circle pose, Back bend, Camel pose, etc. In short you should avoid forward bending poses/exercises. Instead, you should practice backward bending poses and that also very lightly and within your comfort one to stay fit and healthy.

Personal Experience ::

I have personal experience when I received Back pain, rather Back Injury, in the lumbar region. Then I was pursuing M.Sc. degree, staying in the Hostel. I was rather kind of ‘Rash’ at that time, for being younger perhaps. Without having any Warm-Up session I started doing fifty push-ups at a time in the first round . I had the experience and expertise, but I did not practice push-ups for a long time, say one year or a bit more. I was sort of depressed as well due to not getting good job then.

One fine morning I just felt like going for push-ups to make my muscles more prominent rather instantly. Then it was winter season. I might have also gone for second or third round, but the first round might be responsible. It happened at noon, before lunch. That day I did not find any problem. On the next day I just went to the adjoining garden where I found a long-handled spade lying around. The soil of the garden was moist and compact. I picked up the spade and struck the ground to lift up a big chunk of land. While giving pressure through my lower back portion to strike through and break and lift up a bigger chunk of land I felt pain in the lumbar portion . I did not want to believe it, so I repeated, but I felt greater pain as I tried to repeat. I felt clear pain which got more cute as I was bending down to be sure. I visited a known physician who advised fifteen days bed rest initially which was extended for another fifteen days duration.

It is also to be mentioned here that I followed the classical push-up which may be one vital factor of injury.

 

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Benefits of Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Benefits of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) ::

Benefits of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) are just countless ! These, in brief, are follows:

  1. Relieves the Spine thoroughly from lumber to neck region
  2. Brings the spine in reverse position from lumber to neck just opposite to the position while we work seated in chair
  3. Expands the chest and the associated muscles enhancing the capacity of the lungs, heart fighting off related diseases like asthma and other respiratory diseases.
  4. Relieves the throat, shoulder and abdominal organs
  5. Stimulates the parathyroid gland
  6. Sharpens the brain
  7. Improves posture
  8. Relieves stress How To Do Fish Pose | Vikasa

One Form of Fish Pose

Reminder ::
  • Don’t Cross your Comfort Level
  • Keep watch over your Breathing
  • Do relax with Corpse pose after each practice of Fish Pose
Process ::

Fish Pose ( Thirty Seconds) > Corpse Pose ( Thirty Seconds)> Fish Pose ( Thirty Seconds)> Corpse Pose ( Thirty Seconds)> Fish Pose( Thirty Seconds) > Corpse Pose( Thirty Seconds) > Fish Pose ( Thirty Seconds)> Corpse Pose( Thirty Seconds) . Should be practiced this way in the primary stage. You can practice four times to the maximum in this way. As a beginner you can practice lesser times.
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How to Practice Fish Pose

How to Practice Fish Pose ::

It is necessary to know how to practice Fish Pose. Lets see how one milder form of Fish Pose is being practiced. After you get some experience you can go for a full-fledged Fish Pose. Many pictures of milder forms of Fish Pose have been presented in the earlier posts.

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Please don’t take any extra Strains in Practicing. Just Relax and Enjoy Practicing! Take more time. That will lead to more effective learning in a safe and secured process.

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Various Forms of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) :

Various Forms of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) :

There are various forms or types of Fish Pose (Matsyasana), ( matsya meaning fish, asana meaning pose). If you’re not capable or comfortable with the full-fledged Fish Pose now, you can practice the easier forms or types. The reason is that you should not take undue strain for a “perfect” pose in the beginning. “Practice makes perfect”. Take your time and go ahead step by step with patience ! 3 Ways to Modify Fish Pose (Matsyasana) for Joy + Contentment - Yoga Journal https://amzn.to/3mGYTVu  

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Various Forms of Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Various Forms of Fish Pose (Matsyasana) :

There are many forms or types of Fish Pose (Matsyasana), ( matsya meaning fish, asana meaning pose). If you’re not capable of comfortable with the full-fledged Fish Pose now, you can practice the easier forms or types.

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It is very natural that everyone will not be as capable to follow full-fledged form. They should go for easier forms/types of Fish poses. Somebody may  feel problems in the ankles, some on other areas. So easier forms of fish pose is there to help you.

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Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Fish Pose (Matsyasana) ::

Beneficial Effects : This yoga pose is highly beneficial nowadays particularly for those leading sedentary lifestyles like office-goers, students, teachers, researchers, medical practitioners and so on. In present day situation, sedentary works require us to lean forward most of the times. This situation can lead to lifestyle diseases like spondylosis of the spinal cord. So practice of this backward bending yoga item helps address such problems very effectively.

My Personal Experience :
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Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

Fish Pose (Matsyasana) ::

Fish pose is a very important yoga pose . It is followed generally after Shoulder stand pose, but can be practiced singly also. This is highly beneficial yoga pose for the parathyroid gland , heart, lungs, spine, neck, waist, shoulder, chest, knee and ankle. This is particularly very useful yoga pose for those following modern sedentary lifestyle. Matsyasana | Fish Pose Supported Fish Pose or Salamba Matsyasana Matsyasana - 'Destroyer of all diseases'Body and Soul: BENEFITS OF MATSYASANA / FISH POSE

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Type of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Suitable for You !

Types of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Suitable for You :

Decide on What Types of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) Best Suit You ! You have to decide for yourself as a unique individual as to what type of Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) will be best suitable for you ! This is because of the fact that there are several types of Shoulder Stand you will come across in different places. Practice the best suited for your stage of practice as beginner or experienced, age, physical condition etc. These are namely, Unsupported Full Shoulder Stand , Supported Shoulder Stand, Half Shoulder Stand, One-legged Shoulderstand, Shoulder Stand with Blanket and Strap, Upward Lotus Pose Shoulder Stand and so on and so forth.

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Reminder about Shoulderstand ::

Please do not take much strain to practice and practice after warm-up. In this way, you can keep yourself away from probable risk . Practice Complementary poses like Fish Pose and Plough pose after shoulder stand , particularly the Fish Pose. If you have spondylosis you can avoid full-fledged shoulderstand. P.S. :: Legs up the wall pose can be a good alternative to the Full-fledged Shoulder Stand pose.

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Benefits of Shoulder Stands (Sarvangasana)

Benefits of Shoulder Stands (Sarvangasana) is just innumerable! The name Sarvangasana owes its origin to the two etymological term ‘sarva‘ meaning ‘all’ or ‘entire’ and ‘asana‘ meaning ‘pose or position’ meaning it benefits the entire body. There is some scientific explanation to it when it comes to analysing the factors accruing these benefits.What the shoulder pose specifically does is that it just reverse the direction of blood circulation, hence relieving the pressure of gravitational force on the lower parts of the human body relieving and rejuvenating them and allowing the upper parts receive more of oxygenated blood having rejuvenation effect on them.

 

 

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Contradictions of Shoulder Stand ( Sarvangasana)

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Contradictions of Shoulder Stand ( Sarvangasana)

Please don’t be Rash in practicing yogasana( yoga pose). This holds good for this shoulder stand as well.You can invite problems then. You can also Consult a Doctor before practicing one particular yoga pose. For shoulder pose you should refrain from, if you have any one or more of these following problems :

 Heart problem, high blood pressure, glaucoma, slip disc, spondylosis, neck pain, lumber pain , acute thyroid problem, pregnancy, menstruation.

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Why Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is Specially Beneficial to you !

Why Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) is Specially Beneficial to you !

Shoulder Stand pose (Sarvangasana) is very beneficial to you as the reverse position help get more blood circulation due to the gravitational force going in their favour during this practice! Fish Pose is a must after this Shoulder Stand pose. While wake or working the upper portion of our body like the head, have to work against the gravity and therefore have less supply of of blood. But when in the shoulder stand pose the position is reversed getting more supply of oxygenated blood invigorating them.

 

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Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana)

Benefits :: This is called Sarvangasana where Sarva means ‘ all ‘ ; and ‘Sarvanga ‘ means ‘ all body ‘ . Tht mens this asana or pose can heal ‘total’ body which again signifies that it is an all-powerful one to heal the Full body !

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Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana)

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Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana) Benefits ::

There are innumerable benefits of this . The blood circulation to the upper part of the body is enhanced  invigorating the Thyroid Gland especially. This also rejuvenates prostate glands and other abdominal organs increasing digestive power, toning legs and buttocks relieving fatigue,stress, mild depression and insomnia. It actually invigorates the whole body enhancing youth stage and helps control Prostate problems.

Follow-Up/Complementary Pose :: Fish Pose (Matsyasana).

Supported Shoulderstand

Shoulder Stand: Benefits, Tips & How To Do It Safely

Fish pose should be practised as a complementary pose without fail to keep the neck area out of strain.

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Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana)
How to Practice ::

Lay flat on fairly even ground/floor, preferably on soft and thin cotton bed mat. Should not practice on a small single cot or double sized cot to avoid any situation where there can be a risk of falling down from the cot to the ground of lower elevation bringing probable injury.

  • Soft mat is to be used to avoid pressure to the shoulder, head and neck regions.
  • No separate folds of rags or cotton sheet is to be used only for the shoulder, head and neck region. This makes the elevation higher, uneasy and strain the shoulder, neck and head with undue pressure.

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Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana) Cautions

Shoulder Stand Pose(Sarvangasana) Cautions
Some Cautions ::

Shoulder stand pose has some alerts and cautions.The practice of full-fledged shoulder should be avoided in the following conditions:-

  • Neck injury
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy: Don’t take up the practice of Sarvangasana after you become pregnant.
  • Salamba Sarvangasana is an intermediate to advanced version of Shoulder Stand Pose. This should not be practised unless proper experience is there on the part of the practitioner. They should rather practice Half Shoulder Stand for a sufficient period of time before they can qualify or opt for this one.

How to do Sarvangasana (The Shoulder Stand): Steps and Benefits - NDTV Food

Half shoulder stand is also called Biparitkarani mudra

Viparitakarani Mudra - Vilomasana

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The practitioners should go for easier and softer poses in case of problems and follow expert guidelines.

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Shoulder Stand Pose (Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand Pose (Sarvangasana)

Shoulder Stand Pose (Sarvangasana) is one of the most important yoga poses or asanas, particularly for the young people. Full-scale shoulder stand can pose problems for the age category beyond thirty or so.

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How To Do The Salamba Sarvangasana And What Are Its Benefits

Precautions :

For them having problems in neck and shoulder regions should avoid this one and go for Half Shoulder Stand Pose(Ardha- Sarvangasana). You can take the help of the Wall or somebody else if you have problem practicing as a beginner.


REMINDER :: Practice  Fish Pose ( Matsyasana ) and Plough Pose ( Halasana ) after Shoulder Stand definitely. Practice of Fish Pose is mandatory after Shoulder Stand Pose, in case you omit Plough Pose. Practice Shoulder Stand four times of thirty seconds each with Corpse Pose of thirty seconds after each practice of shoulder stand (of thirty seconds ).