In Sanskrit “Hala” means plough, so this Halasana is called as plough pose due to its resemblance to the shape of plough. This yoga posture stretches the spine and shoulders while rejuvenating the nervous system. Because the pose calms and relaxes the nerves, brain, and heart, it is traditionally practiced near the end of a yoga session.

Benefits of Halasana (Plough Pose)

Given below is the list of benefits of Plough Pose of Halasana –

  • It improves digestion and appetite.
  • It helps to make spinal cord strong and flexible.
  • Cures the symptoms of menopause.
  • Halasana also makes facial skin healthy by improving blood flow the nerves present underneath you face.
  • It helps to reduce stress.
  • It normalizes blood-glucose level and stimulates the internal organs.
  • It stimulates the reproductive organs.
  • Effective in Weight Loss.
  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles.
  • Beneficial for diabetic people. Those people should do this regularly.

How To Do The Halasana

  1. First of all lie down flat on your back, keep your arms placed beside your body and your palms facing downwards.
  2. Relax your body & then take a breath and lift your feet off the ground using your abdominal muscles. Your legs should be at a 90-degree angle.
  3. Then lift your palms to support your hips to lift them off the floor.
  4. After this, try to touch your both the feet to the ground behind your head.
  5. Make sure your back is perpendicular to the ground.
  6. Hold the position for a minute while focusing on your breathing. Exhale slowly and gently bring down your legs. Avoid jerking your legs while releasing the pose.

Repeat this pose for 3-5 times.”


  • Avoid practicing this pose if you are suffering from diarrhea, glaucoma or other eye problems.
  • Perform this pose with caution avoiding jerks. If you are suffering from any neck or spinal cord injury then it is better not to do this asana.


Dr.Yogesh ChavanAbout the Author

Dr.Yogesh Chavan is renowned Ayurveda Physician from Nashik, India. He is also a passionate blogger with the motto to spread Ayurveda Sciences to the community. He is spreading Ayurveda & health knowledge through articles in many newspapers & his blog . Dr. Chavan is an expert in Ayurveda medicine & panchakarma treatment. His work & sound knowledge in this field has been acknowledged by many institutes.

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