Plow Pose

Plow Pose – Yoga for Martial Arts Flexibility

This page provides details for the Plow Pose. This Yoga exercise is used by martial arts students in order to loosen their back, shoulders, etc. This advanced back bending Yoga pose generally requires students to have considerable flexibility in order to perform this stretch.

This Yoga exercise is not recommended for people with a neck injury or a potential neck problem because it can put a lot of pressure on the neck if done incorrectly. Alternative Yoga exercises include the Bow PoseBridge Pose and Cobra Stretch.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For additional martial arts stretches targeting other areas of the body, please visit the main Martial Arts Stretches or Yoga for Martial Arts sections.

Instructional Video for the Plow Pose

Instructional Video for the Plow Pose – How to Reduce Potential Neck Injuries