Halasana (Plow Pose)
The term Halasana is a combination of the words ‘hala’ (the Sanskrit word for Plow) and asana (meaning posture). Halasana is meant for intermediate to advanced yoga students and it is often has lot of benefits.
I have seen many patients with thyroid issues, getting great results practicing this yoga pose. It increases the blood flow to the abdominal organs and it also stimulates the thyroid and parathyroid glands. so lets start our yatraa…
How to Perform Halasana
Step 1: Lie in prone lying with your arms beside you, palms downwards.
Step 2: Both leg lift up to 45 degree with partial inhalation
Step 3: Again up to 90 degree with full inhalation
Step 4: Allow your legs to sweep in a 180 degree angle over your head until your toes touch the floor. Buttocks up from the ground legs parallel to the ground above the head, then exhale.
Step 5: Hold this pose comfortably while breathing normal breath, concentrate on the navel center.
Follow these Halasana steps carefully and do not make any changes to them. It is important to follow the Halasana sequence of steps as doing them incorrectly can cause damage to your neck or lower back muscles.
Benefits Of Halasana
- Strengthens and opens up the neck, shoulders, and back muscles.
- Effective for thyroid and adrenal glands.
- Calms the nervous system and reduces stress and fatigue.
- Helps relieve symptoms of menopause.
- It is also useful for asthma, bronchitis.
- Helps tone the legs and stretches out the shoulders and spine.
Contraindications Of Halasana
Pregnancy, B.P issues, Spondylitis, Chronic Constipation, while menstruation, diarrhea sciatica, patients with slip disc should avoid Halasan practice.