halasana benefits

HALASANA (PLOUGH POSTURE)

TECHNIQUE


Lie flat on your back with the arms at your sides and palms resting on the ground. Keep your legs together, so that the big toe and the heel of one leg touch those of the other. Raise the legs slowly till they make a right angle with the trunk without bending your legs at the knees. Keeping your hands on the ground, raise the hip and the lumbar part of the back and bring down the legs to the floor beyond the head. Press your chin against the chest and breathe slowly through the nose. Let your palms, wrists and hands be kept flat on the floor. Lift your knees and stretch toes as much as possible. Remain in this posture for a few seconds in the beginning with slow, deep breathing. Then slowly raise your legs and bring them gradually by then slowly raise your legs and come back and rest on the back. Gradually, increase the duration from one to three minutes according to your capacity and convenience.

VARIATION

After lifting your knees and stretching toes as much as possible, you may take the hands and catch hold of the toes.

BENIFITS

The spine is rendered flexible and sturdy. The abdominal muscles get rejuvenated. Better blood circulation is provided into those parts of the abdominal organs, the spinal column, the back and the neck. This Asana reduces excess of fat from the abdomen, thighs and hips and elbows are removed. The spine is rendered flexible and sturdy. The abdominal muscles get rejuvenated. Better blood circulation is provided into those parts of the abdominal organs, the spinal column, the back and the neck. This Asana reduces excess of fat from the abdomen, thighs and hips.

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