Halasana – Yoga Plow Pose

Halasana – Yoga Plow Pose

Introduction :

Halasana it is derived from the combination of the Sanskrit words Hala (plow) andasana (posture or pose). Halasana there is no direct meaning for this pose.  It is called as Yoga plow Pose in English.

Preparatory poses for halasana are Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Salamba Sarvangasana; and the follow-up poses are Paschimottanasana and Adho Mukha Svanasana

Steps Involved:

  1. Start with lie on the yoga mat and join the legs together.
  2. Slowly raise the legs to an angle of 90 Degree.
  3. By curving the back and rest the legs on the floor above head.
  4. Slowly try to place the big toe on the floor and keep the legs straight.
  5. Make sure that do not bend your knees.
  6. Feel the whole weight on the shoulder blade
  7. Make the balance, and breathing should be normal.
  8. Slowly move forward by putting the thumb toes outward.
  9. hold this position for few seconds(30 to 60 seconds)
  10. To exit the pose, release the hands and place with gap.
  11. Gently bring the body and legs to the floor.
  12. Do all the above steps up to three times.
  13. It is best advice to do Savasana, after practising Halasana


  • Calms the brain.
  • Relives the infertility, menopause, insomnia, headache and sinusitis problems.
  • Stretches all muscles and ligament in the thighs and calves
  • Reduces the leg cramps
  • Relieve the gas
  • Good Pose to relive from upper/lower back pains.
  • It stimulates the abdominal organs so It increases the digestive system.
  • Relieves depression, stress and fatigue.
  • Improves the working of the spinal nerves.
  • Improves memory power.
  • Increases the efficiency of all the abdominal organs such as the spleen, pancreas, liver and kidneys.
  • Stimulates the parathyroid, thyroid and pituitary glands
  • Stimulating metabolism and immunity
  • It is good pose for women. Beneficial for pelvic region.
  • Helps to reduceAsthma, Cough and cold.
  • Regulates the menstrual disorders.
  • Give great flexibility at legs.
  • Stretches the shoulders and spine.
  • Removes the rigidity of the back muscles.
  • Reduces the belly and body fat.
  • Normalizes high blood pressure.
  • Helps to keep your back bone flexible and strong.

Dos, Don’ts and Tips:

People with the following problem please avoid practising this pose, or practise under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.

  • Diarrhea
  • Menstruation
  • Neck Injury
  • Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Beginner level pregnant ladies

Practise this yoga daily, will yield the better results.

It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.