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

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

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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.
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.

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.
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. 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.