|Plow Yoga Pose or Halasana Steps and Benefits|
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.