Ardha Halasana {Half Plough Pose}-Steps And Benefits



Ardha literally means half and Hala means plough. It is an intermediate posture to perform Halasana hence it is named as Ardha Halasana.

Technique of Ardha Halasana:

  • Lie down in Shavasana (supine position).
  • Join the both legs and keep your hand with the thighs.
  • Slowly breathe in and raise the leg perpendicular to the ground keeping the knee straight.
  • Hold in the breathe and stay in this position as long as possible.
  • Breathe out and bring back your legs.
  • Come back to the normal position and relax for a while.
  • Repeat the same for 3 to 5 times.

The above mentioned technique can also be performed only with a single one after the other.

Benefits of Ardha Halasana:

  • Improves digestion and appetite.
  • Improve blood circulation.
  • Strengthens the thigh muscles and calf muscles.
  • Helpful to reduce abdomen fat and lose weight.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.

Therapeutic application of Ardha Halasana:

  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Obesity
  • Urinary disorders


People suffering from any cardiac problem, back pain, high blood pressure should avoid this practice.



3 thoughts on “Ardha Halasana {Half Plough Pose}-Steps And Benefits”

    1. @Nihariika, it’s a good question and thanks for asking. You have to take 3 to 5 hours gap between your meal & practice. As you end your Yoga session wait for 15 to 20 minutes then you’ll take your meal.
      May God bless you.

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