The name comes from the Sanskrit words hala meaning “plow” and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”.So it is also named as plow pose. Halasana is one of the advanced yoga poses simple to practice and contains lots of benefits. Halasana rejuvenates the inner parts of one’s body and makes it healthy again. It is also helpful for men to correct the sexual and semen related problems like premature ejaculation, spermatorrhoea, and night emission effectively.
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How to do Plow Pose (Halasana)
- Lie on the yoga mat or carpet and join the legs together
- Raise your legs to make an angle of 90 degrees.
- Thrust the palms, raise the waist and legs, bending forwards curving the back and resting the legs on the floor above head.
- Try to place the big toe on the floor and keep the legs straight.
- Balance the whole weight on the shoulder blade, shift both the hands over the head, join the fingers and hold the head with it and relax the elbows on the floor.
- Try to remain in the position till the count of 100.
- Then release the fingers above the head, pressing the palms on the floor taking back thumb toe gently bring the body and legs to the floor
- Relax in corpse pose and practice for 2 more rounds.
Benefits of Halasana
- Practicing this asana regularly can avoid disease like diabetes, obesity, constipation, stomach disorder, Blood pressure, and menstrual disorders
- It makes your backbone elastic and flexible.
- Halasana helps to reduce both belly and body fat.
- It improves memory power.
Contraindications of Plow pose
- Those having neck pain, spondylosis, and high blood pressure should not practice this yoga pose.
- Pregnant ladies should not try this asana.
Plow Pose FAQs
Use the continuous rolling method with plow pose and Sarvangasana at lease 30 to 50 times in 15 minutes, and then try to hold on both sides for 1 minute. after 10 days of practice, you can increase the timing. you can improve any yoga pose by daily practice only.
plow pose is dangerous if you are suffering from any physical problem because it puts the body in an unstable, unfamiliar position. plow Pose can put the neck in a very vulnerable position if too much of the body’s weight is placed at the top of the spinal column. Poor alignment of the legs also increases the possibility of strain
The one who is suffering from enlarged thyroid, spleen, and liver and, Pregnant women or women during their menstruation time should avoid Halasana. because in Plow pose a lot of pressure comes at the lower abdomen.
Yes, Halasana or Plow pose is an inverted yoga Pose that moves the neck into deep forward flexion.
Plow Pose stretches the shoulders, back, neck, hamstrings, and calves. It is a pose that will stretch the paraspinal muscles of the lower back, which are often not targeted in other poses.