Friday, June 29, 2007
The Plough Posture.
One of the Yogic postures is called "Halasana", which means the posture of the plough. The word "Yoga" is linked to an ancient Indo-European root which we also find in the word "Yoke". A Yoke links animals, or connects the conscious creature, with the earth, as when a plough is used to turn the soil, fixed as it is to a yoke. The plough is a very ancient symbol of agricultural work, and it is said that the Indian village plough is essentially the same implement that was used in the Mohenjodaro civilization.