Halasana

Halasana is so named because the posture assumed in doing this asana resembles a plough, for which Hala is the Sanskrit word.

Technique :

  • 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.

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