How to do plow pose? – benefits, steps and precautions

In this posture, the body looks like Indian plow, so this yoga is known as Halasana (plow pose yoga). Regular practice of Halasana brings you many benefits, by doing it your body remains healthy, fit and disease-free.

Nowadays, poor digestibility and back pain are common, if you are also facing these problems, you must regularly practice Halasana for 2-5 minutes.

Today, through this blog I am telling you the Halasana benefits, the correct Halasana steps to do it and the precautions for safe practice.

Well, there are many advantages of practicing plow pose yoga, but you will be surprised by knowing some of the important Halasana yoga benefits of doing it.

Halasana benefits by regular practice:

1. Halasana practice makes the spinal cord healthy and flexible, and muscles of the waist are extended and disease free.

2. By doing this asana, the thyroid gland becomes active, thereby removes obesity and weakness, and height gain.

3. Halasana is beneficial (provides relief) in dyspepsia (swelling or infection in the digestive track), weak digestion, gas formation, constipation, spleen and liver enlargement and heart disease.

4. It activates pancreas, which helps to cure diabetes.

5. Halasana is also beneficial in painful menstruation and gynecological problems.

6. This asana cures the problem of hair fall, as blood flows properly in the head while performing Halasana.

7. Regular practice of Halasana starts enhancing glow on your face as it increases blood circulation on the face.

8. Halasana is beneficial for hemorrhoids patients, with regular practice hemorrhoids can be cure.

9. Halasana saves you from diseases of the throat and cures headache.

Halasana steps to practice correctly – How to do plow pose?

Step 1: Lie down straight on the waist.


Step 2: Inhale and slowly lift your legs, first 30 degrees, then 60 degrees and finally 90 degrees upwards.


Step 3: Then, take the legs to the back of the head by lifting the back, while exhaling.


Step 4: Rest the toes on the floor behind the head and breath normally. In the beginning the hands can be used to support the back for comfort.

At the completion stage of Halasana keep the hands on the floor and stay in this position for 30 seconds. Keep in mind, your legs and knees should be straight.


Step 5: While returning, repeat the same process by keeping the hands pressed on the floor and keeping the knees straight, while the heels touch the floor.

You get the most benefit when Bhujangasana is performed immediately after Halasana.

Keep Halasana precautions in mind for safe practice:

1. Halasana should be practiced, according to your capability. Elderly, weak and sick people should not do it.

2. Practice of Halasana is prohibited for patients with excessive enlarged liver and spleen.

3. People who are suffering by hypertension, cervical and spinal problems, they should not practice Halasana.

4. Those who have problems of slipped disc and tuberculosis (lung infection) should not do this asana.

5. Halasana should not be practiced even if you have back pain.

6. Do not practice it if you are having headache and dizziness.

7. Halasana should not be practiced in pregnancy and menstruation, it can have negative effects.

8. Do not practice Halasana if you are a heart patient.

Note: If you are ill, week, old and not able to perform Halasana, but you still want to practice it then simply ask your doctor.


Halasana is not so easy to practice for all, therefore, those who cannot do it, practice ardha halasana yoga, then try to perform Halasana slowly with time, for Halasana benefits.

Halasana makes our body flexible and keeps our spine always young. Apart from this, there are many benefits of regular Halasana yoga practice, you should do it daily to get these benefits.

I hope you have now learned the correct Halasana steps for practicing it at home yourself safely. If you have any problem in any step or any kind of problem then you can ask me in the comment box.

You can share your experiences with us about Halasana in the comment box and do not forget to share this blog with your friends and family members.

Practice regular yoga asanas and keep healthy and fit. Thank you for reading!

Author: Ashu Pareek

Ashu Pareek is Blogger, Yoga Trainer and founder of Yoga Holism. He loves to help people to improve their daily life and fitness. He teaches how to get peace and happiness in life.

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