About Halasana (Plow Pose) Yoga:
Halasana is the Sanskrit word where Hala = plow and asana = posture. It is also called Plow Pose. The plow is a most popular agriculture instrument used to prepare the soil for sowing seeds. Likewise Plow, Halasana rejuvenates the inner parts of your body and make it healthy again. This is one of an advanced yoga pose, simple to practice and contains lots of benefits.
Steps of Halasana (Plow Pose) Yoga:
1. Start with the supine position, lying on your back in a relaxed way. Let the hands rest on the floor next to the body and breathe normally.
2. Raise your legs slowly upward and bring it to 90° angle while inhaling.
3. Thrust the palm, raise the waist and legs, bending forward curving the back and resting the legs on the floor above the head. Make sure you are keeping both the feet together while at this pose.
4. Balance the weight on the shoulder and shift both the hands over the head; join the fingers and relax your elbows on the ground.
5. Now, slowly raise both your legs to a vertical position and bring your hands at the back and again relax your elbows on the ground. Try to make use of the abdominal muscles more than the arms while raising the legs.
6. Now press your chin into the pit of your throat. Place your hands on your back and support your back with elbows on the ground.
7. Breathe slowly and hold the posture for 1-2 minutes. At the end of the Halasana, rest in savasana and take complete relaxing breaths for few minutes. Repeat this for 3-5 times.
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Benefits of Halasana (Plow Pose) Yoga:
1. Halasana or Plow Pose exercise helps in improving the muscle tone and the strength of the back muscles and the abdominal and the leg muscles too.
2. It also helps in improving the function of the thyroid, parathyroid, and the pituitary glands.
3. It helps to remove both belly and body fat.
4. Practicing this asana regularly can avoid diseases like diabetes, obesity, constipation, stomach disorder, blood pressure, and menstrual disorders.
5. It helps to reduce stress.
Precaution Halasana (Plow Pose) Yoga:
1. Should be practiced on an empty stomach.
2. The asana shouldn’t be performed by those who have high blood pressure.
3. Do not practice in case of glaucoma, acute thyroid problems, chronic neck conditions, shoulder injuries, and retina problems.
4. It should be avoided by those who have heart problems, middle ear problem, capillary, weak age, spondylosis, and slip disc.
5. Should be avoided during pregnancy.