Friday is inversion day! It’s an early morning class and a different kind of practice than my usual class, because it’s a set of sequences practiced the same way every week. It’s like a repetition of five asanas over and over. Weirdly, the one I am having the hardest time connecting with is plow, or halasana.
As Yoga Journal points out, the easiest way to get into this pose is from shoulder stand. Yet if I cannot do a shoulder stand, how do I do plow?
What a good question! I am trying all sorts of things. Blocks to get my hips up, balancing in an inverted posture to use gravity to pull my hips up, practicing rolling over, and I keep getting close, but it’s both hard and a little scary.
So I am close with momentum, but not there, and further away without. But I am still playing with it and hoping to get better.
Maybe I will get into plow this year? Or next?