Ardha halasana is the Sanskrit word. “Ardha” means Half, “hala” means plough and “asana” means pose, so it is called as Ardha halasana or the half plough pose. Ardhahalasana is similar to Halasana (Plow pose), the only difference here is that legs are perpendicular to the ground.
Steps for Ardha Halasana, Half Plough Pose
- Lie flat on the ground like Shavasana.
- Stretch your both the legs and bring close to each other. Stretch your both the arms on both the sides.
- While inhaling, press the palms on the ground and raise your left leg perpendicular to the ground.
- Both legs should be straight and should not bend at the knees.
- Hold your breath and hold this position as long as possible.
- Now breathe out and bring your legs back on the ground
- Now repeat asana with raising right leg.
- Practice for 5 minutes
- You can raise both the legs at the same time also to practice this asana.
Benefits of Ardha Halasana (Half Plough Pose)
- Excellent exercise for pelvic region.
- Burns fats in the thigh, abdomen area, and hips.
- Effective asana for curing the menstrual disorder.
- Releases gas from the stomach and cures indigestion and constipation.
- Improves bowel movement.
- Stimulates and improves the function of abdomen organs.
- Reduces belly fat and lose weight.
- Prevents hernias.
- Useful for lumber spondylosis.
- Improves blood circulation.
Precautions for Ardha Halasana (Half Plough Pose)
- Practice on an empty stomach
- Women should not practice during periods and after the third month of pregnancy.