Halasana Halasana(Plough Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Halasana
Plough pose

Halasana is also known as plough pose. Halasana is a Sanskrit word. Hala means plough, Asana means pose.
So, Halasana is known as plough pose. This is considered one of the most practiced poses before performing any halasana. This pose is beneficial in the digestive system. This pose will enhance the blood circulation in your body. In this pose, we perform the shape of a plough. This pose will help you to cure many diseases related to the heart. It will cure many other problems like blood clots. This pose will help you to improve fertility. This is a great posture to practice if you are planning pregnancy. It is one of the easiest and most beneficial yoga postures. This pose helps you to increase the blood flow in your legs. Practicing this posture will reduce the swelling of your legs. This pose will help you to tone up your body. It will help you to reduce belly fat. It enhances the overall health of your abdomen. Practicing this posture will improve the digestive health of an individual. This pose enhances your sexual health. It will improve the fertility of women and help them to conceive. If an individual is suffering from back pain he can perform this pose to cure his backache.
This pose will enhance liver and kidney functions. It will strengthen your thighs and calf muscles. This pose will stimulate the abdominal organs. This pose increases the flexibility of your legs. It will also make your spine flexible. This pose will open up your hips and inner thighs and improve your motion. This pose will help an individual to maintain blood pressure. This pose will improve your body. This will improve your appetite. This pose will calm down your mind and help you to control your emotions.
Benefits:
To practice the pose it is very important to learn about the benefits of the pose. It is believed that if you know about all the benefits of the pose that you are practicing the benefits enhance and the effect is way better than it was. So an individual must learn about the benefits before practicing the pose. Halasan is the easiest and simplest posture yet includes many hidden benefits.

  • Strengthen the back: This pose will strengthen the back. It will keep your back strong and healthy. This pose will help you to improve flexibility in your back and spine.
  • Abdominal muscles: this pose will enhance the health of your abdominal muscles.
  • Core muscles: This pose will help you to tighten the core muscles. It will help you to improve the strength of your core muscles. It will gain core muscles strength.
  • Reduce fat: This pose will help you to reduce excess belly fat. It will focus on your belly area and reduce the excess belly fat. It will eliminate the excess fat from your buts, thighs, and belly.
  • Blood circulation: This pose will enhance the blood circulation in your legs. It will help you to improve the blood circulation in your body.
  • Enhance flexibility: This pose will enhance flexibility in your body. It will enhance the flexibility in your hips, thighs, and spine.
  • Improve abdominal organs: This pose will give a massage to your abdominal muscles. It will improve the health of your abdominal organs. It enhances the health of your digestive system.
  • Relief in varicose veins: The swelling and pain caused due to the expansion of this pose can be treated by practicing this yoga posture on daily basis.
  • Lower back pain: This pose will help you to reduce back pain. It will strengthen the lower back. It enhances the flexibility in your lower back.
  • Increase body awareness: This pose will help you to increase awareness in your body. This pose will enhance awareness in your body and mind.
  • Stress: This is a great pose to practice by an individual to relieve stress. It will refresh your mind and body.
  • Cure blood pressure: This pose will help you to cure blood pressure. It will maintain blood pressure by regulating blood flow.
  • Stretch: This pose will give your hips, thighs, and calf a good stretch. It will stretch your inner thighs and enhance flexibility.
  • Stimulates sexual organs: This pose will stimulate sexual organs. It will enhance blood flow in your sexual organs. It enhances sexual health and performance.
  • Posture: This pose will improve your body posture. It will help you to straighten your spine. It will help you to improve your overall body posture.
  • It will prevent cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and cholesterol.
  • Practicing this pose will prevent hernia. This is a great pose to prevent hernia.
  • Calm down: this pose will help you to calm down. It will help you to balance your anger issue. It will give you a feeling of calmness and happiness. It refreshes your mind. This pose will help you to increase your patience level in you.
Technique:
Before practicing Halasan one should learn the proper technique of the pose to avoid any kind of injury. The correct technique needs to be practiced to get the maximum benefits out of it. let’s have a look into the correct technique of the pose to avoid injury. 
Step 1: lie down on your back straight in the supine position.
Step 2: Keep your hand straight on the floor beside your hips.
Step 3: Lift your leg in the upward direction.
Step 4: now slowly bring them toward your head and touch the floor with your toes.
Step 4: Hold the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Step 5: Inhale and exhale naturally. Do not force your breath as it may cause injury.
Step 6: Get back to the initial position and relax.
Step 7: Repeat the pose at least 5 times.
Precautions:
Practicing the posture with proper precautions is a necessity. To avoid severe injury, it is very important to practice the posture with proper precautions. For a beginner, it is a must to ensure that he knows about the do’s and don’ts to avoid any kind of mishappenings. As all yoga poses are not for everyone. You need to look into your health chart and practice only those poses that are safe and don’t risk your life. Sometimes practicing posture with the wrong technique or without proper precaution can be risky.
  • Do not practice this pose if you are suffering from a back injury.
  • Do not practice this pose if you have just recovered from an operation.
  • Do not practice this pose in case of buts injury. You must not practice this pose if you have just recovered from any kind of buts injury or you are still suffering.
  • Do not practice this pose if you are suffering from severe sciatica, as you will pressure your hamstrings and hips.
  • Do not practice this pose if you are suffering from an abdomen infection.
  • Consult your doctor in case of high blood pressure.
  • Consult your doctor if you are suffering from a calf injury.
  • Consult your doctor if you have swollen legs or ankles.
  • Ask your doctor if you are suffering from any kind of hamstring injury.
  • You must consult your yoga instructor if you are already suffering from blood clots issues.
  • Do not practice this pose if you are suffering from any kind of abdomen injury.
  • You must avoid practicing this pose in case of neck injury.
  • Do not practice this posture if you are suffering from varicose veins issue.
Props and modification:
Sometimes an individual might find it difficult to practice a certain pose. To ensure safety and correct practice of the posture we need some props and modification.
You can modify the pose according to your level of difficulty. You must ensure the safe practice of the pose. You can make changes according to your comfort so that you didn’t get injured while practicing the pose.
  1. To practice this pose you can use the blanket for support.
  2. To avoid any injury you can support yourself along the wall.
  3. You can support yourself with a yoga brick.
  4. You can hold on your legs along the wall to keep your legs straight.
  5. If you feel it is difficult to perform with both legs, try to perform with one leg instead to avoid any injury.
 
 
 

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