Halasana – Plough Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect on Doshas


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In Halasana the practitioner assumes the shape of a plough and hence the name. It is an inverted asana in hatha yoga practice. It is a good remedy for backache and insomnia. This asana is usually done after Sarvangasana.

Hala = plough
Asana = Posture

In Sritattvanidhi of 19th century, this asana has explained in the name of Langalasana which also means plough pose.
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Preparation for Halasana

  • Perform the pose on empty stomach. Prepare accordingly by consuming food 4-6 hours before performing the asana.
  • Keep your bladder and bowel empty before starting the pose.
  • Ideally perform the asana early in the morning. You will also be empty stomach at that time. If it is not possible to do it at morning you can alternatively do it in the evening.

Method of doing Halasana

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