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What is Halasana?

Halasana is also called the Plow pose because when you reach to the final position of this pose your body resembles the shape of Hala the Indian plough.


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What is the technique of Halasana?

Start with lying on your back with knees bent, the soles of the feet on the ground and with legs held together. Place hands on your hips or waist, with your thumbs pointing for ward on the waist and palms and fingers underneath the back supporting it. On an exhalation, swing your knees and thighs over you abdomen. Raising your hips and torso, and support this position with your hands on your lower back. Now straighten your legs so that they are parallel to the floor. Then press your elbows into the floor to help you move your hips over your shoulders and bring your chest in toward your chin; feet are relaxed. Hold this position. If you are comfortable in the pose, try to touch your toes to the floor while keeping your legs extended. Then, if you can,

extend your arms palms down on the floor behind you; or clasp your hands, pinching you shoulder blades together to help you do so. This is the extreme position and should be practiced gradually and under the observation of learned trainer.


What are the benefits of practicing Halasana?

Halasana stretches the shoulders and spine and improves flexibility. It stimulates the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland. It helps to reduce stress and fatigue and calms the mind. It is useful for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, and sinusitis. 




Do not practice this asana when you have diarrhea or neck injury. Women should not do this pose during Menstruation and after they become pregnant. Avoid jerks or speedy movements while doing this asana as it might cause some injury to the backbone. People with asthma & high blood pressure problems should practice this pose with the legs supported on props.


Yoga Exercises

Adho Mukha Svanasana II Anulom Viloma II Apanasana II Ardha Matsyendhrasana II Balasana II Bhunjangasana II Bidalasana II Chandrasana II Chaturangasana II Gomukhasana II Halasana II Janu Sirsasana II Jathra Parivartanasan II Konasana II Mandukasana II Matsyasana II Natarajasana II Padmasan II Paripurna Navasana II Parsva Uttanasana II Pascimottanasana II Pranayama II Purvottanasana II Salamba Sirsasana II Sarvangasana II Setu Bandha Sarvangasana II Siddhasana II Simhasana II Sukhasana II Utkatasana II Uttanasana II Utthita II Vajrasana II Virbhadrasana II Vriksasana





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