Halasana

Halasana is a very important posture that came through tradition. It has got it’s name as it resembles the shape of an Indian plough. If you are suffering from Dyspepsia or constipation, you can correct it by the practice of this Asana. It is also effective on certain types of diabetes. If you practice Bhujangasana immediately after Halasana you can get maximum benefits. If you are suffering from cervical spondilitis or stiffness in spine you need to practice it very carefully.

How to practice:

  • Take supine position. Keep your hands straight by the side of your thighs, and rest your palms on the ground.
  • Raise your legs together slowly without bending at the knees by pressing your hands and stop at an angle of 30°.
  • After sometime raise your legs further up to 60° angle, and maintain them.
  • Now slowly bring your legs at 90° angle.
  • Pressing both your hands bring the legs little towards your head.
  • Continue the bending of your legs till your toes touch the ground, and then stretch your legs backward as far you can.
  • Now place both your palms on the head making your fingers lock. Bring your elbows on the ground.
  • Returning back to the original position, at first release the finger lock. Stretch your hands straight. Place them on the ground by the side of your body.
  • Lower your waist and raise your legs from the ground. Slowly let your waist rest on the ground, and stop bringing your legs at 90° angle.
  • Slowly return back to the original position.