I can do it!

May 23, 2007

As usual, I had my yoga class this evening. Caroline taught us a pose named Plough Pose. Wow.... it looks challenging to me. I don't think I can do it. As a fact, I failed to bring my legs further beyond my haed. Then I tried again in the 2nd set. Caroline assisted me this time. With her support & guidance, I can bring my legs towards my head but not beyond the head yet. When she let go, I tried myself with the help of my breathing. Eh... I felt that my legs are touching the floor. Is it real? Haha... I can, I can do it! Yeah... It was a great achievement for today. Well done, Stephanie!
What is Plough Pose? Well, a lot people complain about stiffness on the neck and lower back as a result of stress and wrong posture. In the Plough Pose, you stretch the neck and the lower back muscles. At the same time you achieve a new structure in your back. As a result of the way you place the neck and the legs you get hardly any chance to compensate stiffness in the neck or lower back. The Plough is also good for your digestion and it strengthens the kidneys, the liver and the gall bladder.