Jain View Of Life: 4.1.10 Halasana

Published: 04.01.2012
Updated: 02.07.2015

Halasana (The plough pose)

The shape of this asana becomes like a plough, so it is known a Halasana.


Lie down on the back. Place the hands facing 4 to 6 inches away from the trunk, downwards by our side. The feet are kept together and straight.


While inhaling, raise the legs slowly to 90 degrees. Exhale with a slight pause. Then while inhaling again, raise the hips higher. Bring the legs over the head. Keep the legs straight. Now touch the toes to the ground. Breathe normally. Hold the pose for a while. Inhale and gradually bring down the waist. Bring the legs to 90 degrees. Then exhale. Inhaling, come down to the original position.


Begin with thirty seconds. Increase up to five minutes, adding one minute per week.


This practice strengthens the waist, neck and leg muscles. The backbone becomes elastic. It maintains the spine in its best condition. It removes excess fat on the abdomen and hips. It promotes a balance in the secretions of the thyroid and parathyroid.


Those who suffer from high blood pressure, liver and spleen problems should not attempt this posture.


Jain View Of Life

Publisher: Adarsh Sahitya Sangh Edition: 1st Edition 2000

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