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Halasana

Steps to perform Halasana

  • 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.
  • Tip: Do this slowly and gently. Ensure that you do not strain your neck or push it into the ground.
  • Breathe deeply and slowly in the final position.
  • Tip: Avoid jerking your body, while bringing the legs down.

 

Benefits

  • Maintains elasticity of spine and keeps Spinal nerve in perfect health.
  • Develops strong abdominal muscles and improves digestion and excretory systems.
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland, strengthens the immune system.
  • Helps women during menopause.
  • Enlarged liver and spleen can be reduced.

 

Contraindications

  • Avoid practicing Plow Pose (Halasana) if you have injured your neck, suffering from diarrhea and high blood pressure.
  • Ladies should avoid practicing Plow Pose (Halasana) during pregnancy and during the first two days of the menstrual cycle.
  • If you suffer from and liver or spleen disorders, asthma or hypertension, then attempt this pose only under supervision of an experienced teacher.