HALASANA – THE PLOUGH POSTURE

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Description :

In Sanskrit “Hala” means “plow” so that is why Halasana is also known as Plow Pose. While practicing Halasana the structure of entire body seems to be plow shape. This asana is a modified asana of Sarvangasana. Moreover Halasana benefits you in same as it was obtain by practicing Sarvangasana.

Health Benefits :

This asana tones the spinal nerves, the muscle of the back, the vertebral bones and the sympathetic nervous system that runs along the vertebral column on both sides.
Obesity and habitual or chronic constipation, gulma, congestion and enlargements of the liver and spleen are cured by this Asana.
It removes nostril blockage.
Halsana prevents the early ossification of the vertebral bones.
Various sorts of myalgia (muscular rheumatism) lumbago, sprain and neuralgia, are cured by this Asana.
It is much useful asana for those who are suffering from constipation and gastric problems. In addition it also helps to remove problems related to Pancreas, Liver and Spine.

Consideration :

Women should not practice this asana during their menstrual period.
Person suffering from Blood Pressure, Spinal Cord & Cervical problem should not practice this asana without doctor’s suggestion.

Step 1:

Initially lie down on your back and inhale steadily through nostrils.

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Step 2:

Now bring legs together and gradually move them in upward direction till it makes right angle with rest of the body. After that keep your palms facing in downward direction so that you can able to support your body with the ground and to make practice easy.
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Step 3:

Now bend your joined legs together over the head till it touches the ground just behind it. You can also use your hands for making toe in contact with the ground but once as it is done remove your hand support touch the ground in same way that palm facing in downward direction.
Now again breathe normally by keeping your knee straight. That is it! You are done with practice of Halasana. In very beginning if you are not able to touch your toes with the ground then try to make them as closest as possible and hold this pose for around 30-seconds.

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Step 4:

After that reverse the entire process step by step and get back to normal Shavasana Posture.

 

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