Halasana (hah-lah-sah-nah[needs IPA]; Sanskrit: हलासन; IAST: Halāsana) or Plow Pose is an asana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words hala (हला) meaning "plow" and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat". The practitioner lies on the floor, lifts the legs, and then places them behind the head.
- Calms the brain
- Stimulates the abdominal organs and the thyroid gland
- Stretches the shoulders and spine
- Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
- Reduces stress and fatigue
- Therapeutic for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, sinusitis