Plow Yoga Pose or Halasana Steps and Benefits

Plow Yoga Pose or Halasana Steps and Benefits
In Sanskrit language hal means plow and asana means posture. So this pose is also called plow yoga pose in English. This pose resembles like Hal, in Indians Hal is  a farming tool commonly used in Indian agriculture to prepare the soil for sowing crops.

Halasana Yoga Steps

  • Lie on your back with your arms beside you, palms downwards. 
  • As you inhale, use your abdominal muscles to lift your feet off the floor, raising your legs vertically at a 90 degree angle. 
  • Continue to breathe normally and supporting your hips and back with your hands, lift them off the ground. 
  • Allow your legs to sweep in a 180 degree angle over your head till your toes touch the floor. Your back should be perpendicular to the floor. This may be difficult initially, but make an attempt for a few seconds. 
  • Do this gently and slowly. Ensure that you do not strain your neck or push it into the ground. 
  • Hold this pose and let your body relax more and more with each steady breath. 
  • After about a minute (a few seconds for beginners) of resting in this pose, you may gently bring your legs down on exhalation. 
  • Tip: Avoid jerking your body, while bringing the legs down.

Precaution and Consideration

  • Avoid Halasana Yoga Pose in case of injured neck, high blood pressure and diarrhea.
  • If you are suffering from chronic diseases or spinal disorders than consult a doctor before practicing Plow Pose (Halasana).
  • Pregnant women avoid this pose. Also during first two days of the menstrual cycle.

Halasana Yoga Benefits

  • This is best yoga pose for relieving fatigue and stress.
  • It is good for good digestion.
  • It helps to relieve gas and lower/upper back pain.
  • Helps women during menopause
  • As more blood flows to face, the face dazzles and kept young.

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