How can I modify my Plow pose if I have big breasts?

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If you have been blessed with bigger breasts, you’ll know that some yoga poses are just not that accessible.┬áHalasana, or Plow Pose, is one of those.

This is a difficult pose, whether you have big breasts or not. If you have large breasts, it can be difficult to do the pose. It may even feel like you are being choked. Yoga should not make you feel like this. But should you try it?

The pose is good for stress reduction and better sleep. Is it worth all the trouble?

To Plow or Not to Plow?

Is this possible? Well, it depends. It depends. For those with large breasts, the full version may never feel comfortable. It is okay for some people not to be able to do the full version of a pose because they have a large breast size.

Yoga isn’t about forcing ourselves into poses but using it to improve our current situation. We can think of it as clothing. Instead of feeling miserable about not being able to fit our butts in size 2, we should buy the 14 and move on with our life.

Many times, we can stretch out, improve our strength, and achieve the full version, but this isn’t always possible due to body proportions, bone structure, and even chest size.

No matter how many times you practice this pose, your chest will not shrink. If you hold it for 1-5 minutes, you can feel comfortable in it.

Considerations for Modifications

Here are some modifications you can make to the pose that will make it more accessible.

You can elevate your shoulders by using blankets or towels. Place a few blankets folded on the floor and place your shoulders just a few inches away from the edge. As you rise, your shoulders will be closer to the blanket’s edge, but your neck and head will remain off it. More blankets for bigger breasts.

You can use a chair to help you. You will get the benefit of the pose and have more room for your upper body. You can place your toes instead of the floor on a chair. You can go even further and rest your upper legs on the seat of a chair. (For this, you’ll need to use a chair without a bar in between the legs as your head will be under the seat with your shoulders near the chair legs when you go up. The chair should also have enough space to allow your legs to pass through. Keep your back straight.

Try tying a strap around your chest and then assuming the pose. It might keep the breasts at bay.

The best lesson we can learn from Halasana may be to accept and love our bodies as they are, honoring their abilities rather than judging them for what they cannot do. What will you concentrate on? You have the choice.

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