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Halasana (/hʌˈlæsʌnə/;[1] Sanskrit: हलासन; IAST: Halāsana) or Plough Pose[2] is an asana.


The name comes from the Sanskrit words 'hala' (हला) meaning "plow" and 'asana' (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[3]


This asana can put significant strain on the cervical spine, which does not normally undergo this type of stress, and can cause injury if not performed properly.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Budilovsky, Joan; Adamson, Eve (2000). The complete idiot's guide to yoga (2 ed.). Penguin. p. 175. ISBN 978-0-02-863970-3. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Yoga Journal - Plow Pose". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ Sivananda (Swami.) (June 1985). Health and hatha yoga. Divine Life Society. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-949027-03-0. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  4. ^ Active Interest Media, Inc. (February 1983). Yoga Journal. Active Interest Media, Inc. p. 7. ISSN 0191-0965. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  5. ^ Robin, Mel (May 2002). A Physiological Handbook for Teachers of Yogasana. Wheatmark, Inc. p. 516. ISBN 978-1-58736-033-6. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  6. ^ Robin, Mel (2009). A Handbook for Yogasana Teachers: The Incorporation of Neuroscience, Physiology, and Anatomy Into the Practice. Wheatmark, Inc. p. 835. ISBN 978-1-58736-708-3. Retrieved 9 April 2011.

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