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Twisted Plow Pose

Angle-Based Images: Twisted Plow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Twisted Plow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Twisted Plow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Twisted Plow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Twisted Plow Pose Video
Twisted Plow Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor, and arms on either side of you.
Twisted Plow Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Soften your knees and press your arms into the ground to reach your feet up toward the ceiling. Breathe here.
Twisted Plow Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Let your feet to fall back behind you any amount that feels good on your neck.
Twisted Plow Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Clasp your hands together on the ground and wiggle your shoulders underneath you one at a time.
Twisted Plow Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Walk your feet to the left side of your head and, if it feels good, bend your right knee to the ground outside the left ear. If that feels good, you can bend the left knee as well. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then then walk feet to center of head and repeat on the right side.
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Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Keep your knees soft, move slowly.

Tips

Not recommended for pregnant women or those with high blood pressure, asthma, or any neck or shoulder ailments.

Benefits

Opens the neck and lower back, improves spinal flexibility. Is alleged to stimulate digestion, metabolism, and the thyroid gland. Said to calm the mind, reduce stress and fatigue, and relieve symptoms of menopause.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, lengthen the leg further away from your head.

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