Join us on Saturday for our community Yoga class at 7.30am with Talu in our beautiful Yoga garden.
HALASANA (PLOUGH POSTURE)
This posture has a balancing effect on the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and is beneficial to
+ maintain the flexibility of the spinal column
+supplies fresh blood to the brain which is beneficial for the memory and eyesight
+ for the endocrine glands and the thyroid
+massage lungs, heart and abdomen
+clears Kapha aggravation, reduces body weight, stabilises emotions
Don’t practice this posture if you are suffering from a head injury, glaucoma, high blood pressure, migraine, cervical spondylosis, vertigo, spinal injuries, during menstruation, pregnancy or until 6 months after any surgery
Duration of this asana: 3- 5 minutes
How to do the pose:
1. Lie on back, legs outstretched, feet together, palms facing down
2. Inhale, hold the breath, raise both legs together up to a right angle, exhale
3. Breathing evenly, raise legs up over the head, bringing the hands to the waist to support the body
4. Slowly try to bring the legs past the head and touch the ground in front of it with the toes
5. To advance the pose, the arms can rest straight along the floor, behind the back with the palms facing down, or place the hands on the head with fingers clasped.
6. To release, bring hands back to the waist level
7. Inhale, and slowly raise the legs back into a straight position above the head then slowly uncurl the back returning the body to the floor and exhale, with arms returning to the sides of the body
8. Legs remain at right angle position – inhale, hold the breath, and slowly lower the legs to the floor.
With love from Lakshmi Ayurveda