Hala Asana


HALA ASANA


Introduction:

        In the position of the practice of this asana, the body shape turns becomes like the shape of a plough, so it is called Hala Asana. This asana awakens the ‘Kundlini’. Practice of this asana makes the spinal cord flexible and active. It purifies the blood and makes the blood circulation fast. It makes the body healthy, beautiful and shiny. Practice of this asana should be done in clean and airy place by spreading a mat or bed sheet on the floor. This asana can be done by two techniques.In the position of the practice of this asana, the body shape turns becomes like the shape of a plough, so it is called Hala Asana.

Technique:  

First technique:

        Lie down on the back and keep both the hands straight in the sides of the body on the floor for the practice of this asana. Now join both the legs, heels and tiptoes altogether. Now make sure your knees do not bend and you raise the legs slowly at a snail speed taking with full support of your hands. After you reach a 90-degree level, give a gentle push to the legs backwards in such way that your toes come in contact with the ground. The legs should be straight and put your hands on the floor. After coming in this position, the chin will come in the contact of the upper part of the chest or throat. Stay in this position for 8-10 seconds by making this position. Keep on taking breath normally (inhale and exhale). For returning in normal position, give pressure on the neck and shoulders without bending knees and bring feet in real place. 

First, lie down on the stomach and keep the body straight for the practice of this asana. Join legs, heels and toes altogether. Second technique:

        First, lie down on the stomach and keep the body straight for the practice of this asana. Join legs, heels and toes altogether. Stretch both the feet and keep the neck and head straight too. Now raise your hands up slowly while taking breath (the hands should be straight) thereafter bring the palms towards the head. Do the activity of taking breath and raising the hands altogether and keep the breathing activity (take breath) continue until hands touch to the floor and exhale after touching the floor. Take breath just after this activity and raise both legs up and raise the legs straight up towards the sky just after exhaling. When the legs rise up completely, start exhaling and in addition to bring both the legs before the head towards the floor. In addition to, start to bend legs before the head towards the ground and bend upwards with the help of fingers. If the fingers of the feet do not touch to the floor while performing this asana, bring fingers downwards as much as doing so is possible. The process of exhaling breath should be ended by reaching in this stage and then start the process of exhaling and inhaling breath normally. Stay in this position for 10 seconds and return in normal position slowly. 

Special:

        During the practice of this asana, keep both legs tight and spread your fingers outwardly. The knees should not be in loose and bending condition in it. Keep the arms, hands and fingers on equal distance to each other, but feet fingers and hands finger should be kept close to each other as much as it is possible. After coming in the position of Hala Asana, let the shoulders come on the floor for coming in normal position and after that bring chest, middle portion of the hips, back part of the waist and in the last thighs, feet and heels in the limit of 1 inch on the floor. Take rest for 6-8 seconds after completing this activity once. Do practice of this asana one time in the beginning and then increase its number until 4 times slowly.

Benefits:

  • The asana massages the internal parts of the body and increases mental capacity. The practice of this asana massages of the every bones of the spinal cord. This asana is very useful for the spinal cord and makes flexible to them. According to Shastra, the person, who has flexible and soft bone of spinal cord, will live healthy and get a long life. This asana increases intellectuality and memory power. It is very useful for the learned persons, who use their brain very much. The regular practice of this asana increases the glow of the face and makes the face beautiful and charming. This asana makes the waist thin and reduces stomach fat. It cures obesity and makes the body strong.
  •  This asana ends the disorders of the reproductive glands and makes strong and active to them. Sexual debility and impotency are cured by the practice of this asana. It prevents skin diseases. The practice of this asana massages the thyroid and parathyroid glands properly because of which all the diseases of the throat are cured. During the practice of this asana, the brain and heart get blood completely because of which the heart becomes strong and blood circulates fast and the blood gathers in the upper part of the body after purifying. This asana prevents alopecia and grey hair. It makes the nervous system and digestive system strong. It cures eyes disorders and makes shoulders strong. This asana massages all parts of the body and cures indigestion, constipation and gas disorders. It is also very useful in case of chest and lungs disorders. It increases appetite and is very useful for the diabetes patients.
  • This asana is useful for the women and young girls. The women, whose uterus is not stable, should do this asana along with Uddiyan Bandh.

Precaution:

  • The person, who is the victim of high blood pressure, heart problems, neck pain, waist pain, asthma and hernia, should not do the practice of this asana.
  • After the practice of this asana, bring the heels slowly and gently on the floor while returning in normal position. Don’t give any jolt in returning the normal position. Veins of the stomach can remove from their real place if feet are removed with jolt.