Halasana pose

The Halasana is a Yoga posture that consists of placing oneself in Savasana, lifting the legs and bringing them straight until they are placed on top of the head and touching the WideMat with the feet. It has two versions: the best known, with the arms pointing in the opposite direction to the legs; and another, less famous, with the arms touching the feet.

Since in Halasana the heart is above the head, it is an inversion of Yoga. By the way, one of the easiest. It serves as preparation for another investment, the Sarvangasana, which is the most important and which is often called the Queen of investments.

As it is simple, it is widely used in Yoga for beginners.

The name in Spanish, Postura del Arado, is due to the literal translation:

«Hala»: is the Sanskrit word meaning «plow».
«Asana»: as we have seen in other Yoga postures, it means posture.

Halasana variants include a Sanskrit word to identify them:

«Ardha»: means «half, half».
«Padma»: means «Lotus».
«Parsva»: means «lateral stretch».
«Prasarita»: is «to extend».

Halasana I

  • The Halasana starts from the Savasana, lying on the WideMat. Take a deep breath, trying to relieve the tension or stress you may have.
  • Bend your legs and rest your feet on the mat. Remove the arms from the trunk and firmly support them to follow the next steps of the Halasana I.
  • It pushes the hip upwards and takes a step inside with the feet. Impulsate, this time with force (as you can see in the video afterwards), and raise your legs.
  • You have to get your legs on your torso and support your feet on the WideMat.
  • Your supports have to be the arms (extended), the shoulders and the toes. Stretch your arms in the opposite direction to your legs.
  • Go back to the Savasana and do several repetitions to get used to it and be fluent in giving yourself momentum. Try to endure a few seconds more than in the previous repetition.

Halasana II


The other version of the Plow Posture is very similar. If you look at version I, you will see that there are two sentences that refer to the position of the arms. Those are the differences:

Plow Posture is very similar. If you look at version I, you will see that there are two sentences that refer to the position of the arms. Those are the differences:

  • After being in Savasana, bend your legs and rest your feet on the WideMat, stretch your arms, keeping your head between them, palms facing up.
  • When you are in the final position, touch the toes with those of the hands.

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