Halasana is so named because the posture assumed in doing this asana resembles a plough, for which Hala is the Sanskrit word.
- Lie flat on the back with the arms stretched by the side of the body, palms flat on the ground.
- Place the legs together and keep them straight. Inhale and raise the legs up slowly.
- Inhaling and the raising of the legs up should be Miiiultaneous.
- Do not bend the knees. Do not raise the arms. Do not bend the back.
- When you are in Sarvangasana posture, exhale and at the same time begin lowering the legs over the head till the toes touch the ground.
- Keep the knees together and straight. Keep the thighs and the legs straight.
- Hreathe normally till the asana is completed. Do not breathe 11 in nigh the mouth. Keep the eyes closed or open.
- See that the Ifgs remain straight. Let the chin touch the throat. Hold this position for eight to ten seconds.
- Then slowly raise the legs .IIM I without giving them a jerk bring them to the ground in the original position.
Advantages of Halasana :
- This asana nourishes the blood Vessels of the spinal column, the muscles of the back. Vertebrae and the nerves which pass by both the sides of vtvtebrae.
- It makes the spine flexible and elastic. As a result, | li.ibitual aspirant of Halasana becomes very agile, alert Hid vigorous.
- It eliminates muscular rheumatism, lumbar pain, 1’i.nii and neuritis.
- It cures constipation, gastric trouble and reduces irregular contraction and expansion of the liver and the spleen.
- According to the Yoga textbooks, this asana, tones up sexual ability.
- It strengthens the abdominal muscles.
- As this asana stimulates blood circulation, the face becomes bright and youthful.