How To Do The Halasana

  • Lie flat on your back, with your arms placed beside your body and your palms facing downwards.
  • Inhale, and lift your feet off the ground using your abdominal muscles. Try to lift your leg up-to 90 degree from the floor. Breathe normally as you bring your legs to 90 degree position.
  • Now, use your hands to support your hips and lift them off the floor.
  • Try to Bring your toes over your head. If possible, allow the toes to touch the floor over the head
  • Make sure your back is perpendicular to the ground.

Hold the position for a minute while focusing on your breathing. Exhale, and gently bring down your legs. Avoid jerking your legs while releasing the pose.

Health Benefits of Halasana

  1. It clears constipation and stomach disorders.
  2. Halasana helps to reduce both belly and body fat.
  3. The inner organs like thyroid, kidney, spleen and pancreas are nourished well.
  4. It lowers high blood pressure.
  5. It improves memory power. Therefore a student practicing this yoga pose regularly helps to score high marks in examination.
  6. With a broad shoulder and a trim waist it gives sleek look.
  7. As more blood flows to face, the face dazzles and kept young.
  8. Muscle fibers and cervical vertebrae, Thoracic vertebrae and Lumbar vertebrae on the back are strengthened.
  9. It helps to keep your back bone flexible and strong.

Useful Tips

  1. It is very hard to lift their waist can practice placing pillows under the waist.
  2. Those who could not touch the floor with big toes can practice it placing the big toes on chair for some days.
  3. Only after placing the big toes on the floor hands should be taken after placing next to the head otherwise there is a chance of falling on side wards.
  4. At the beginning while practicing halasana it is possible to feel pain in lower part of the back.  Do not worry practice regularly the pain will disappear very quickly.

Yogi Prakash

Rishikesh Yoga Prakash

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