Halasana (Plough Pose)

By : Tashia Anderson | : 15 September, 2020
Halasana (Plough Pose)

Halasana (Plough Pose)

 

Etymology and Origins of Halasana

Halasana is a classic Sanskrit word. “Hal” means “Plough”, “Asana” means “Yoga pose”. So, it is called Plough pose. It is an inverted asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise.

 

How to do Halasana?

 

Step by Step Instructions of Halasana

  • Lie flat on your back in relax mood placing your hands straight on both sides.

  • Now gradually raise your legs upto 30 to 60 degree, then pause for a second or two.

  • Then lift the legs over the head and go on till the toes touch the ground beyond the head.

  • Stay in this posture for about 10 seconds.

  • Then return to the original flat position.

  • It looks like a traditional plough.

  • Practice 3 to 5 times during morning and evening depending on your ease.

  • It has some variations: you may use both hands to support your body, or you may keep your hands flat to the ground where they were in the beginning.

  • Regarding breathing, after you achieve some perfection, you should inhale while touching the ground with your toes, and exhale while returning to the original position.

 

Benefits of Halasana

 

Anatomical Focus & Disease Control

  • It is a common Yoga position with many benefits.

  • Halasana strengthens the nerve centres and muscles of the frontal part of the spinal column.

  • It makes the Spine flexible and keeps youthfulness.

  • Nerves and muscles of thighs, pelvic regions, abdomen are also invigorated.

  • Excess fat in the abdomen region is reduced.

  • Liver and Spleen rightly maintained.

  • The heart becomes stronger.

  • It is a preventive cure for Loss of Appetite, Constipation and Diabetes.

  • The glands of the throat also become stronger.

 

Benefits for Girls & Women

  • Halasana strengthens the nerve centres and muscles of the frontal part of the spinal column. This makes girls and women more energetic and younger.

  • It makes the Spine flexible and keeps the girls and women youthful.

  • Nerves and muscles of thighs, pelvic regions, abdomen are also invigorated. As a result, the ageing of girls and women are deferred.

  • Excess fat in the abdomen region is reduced. Girls and women look athletic and beautiful.

  • Liver and Spleen rightly maintained. Skin becomes glowing.

  • The heart becomes stronger.

  • It is a preventive cure for Loss of Appetite, Constipation and Diabetes. Skin becomes younger.

 

Precautions

  • This Yogic Asana should be attempted only after some perfection has been achieved in doing Sarvangasana.

  • Children should not initially do it.

  • Pregnant women must not do it.

 

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Tashia Anderson
Tashia Anderson
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She has been wholeheartedly devoted to Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama. She has written...

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