Exercise-114: Druta halasana (The dynamic plough pose)
- Lie on the back with the arms straight and the shoulders relaxed.
Roll the legs quickly over the head and touch the toes to the floor behind the head.
- Roll rapidly back to the supine position and immediately bend forward into paschimottanasana.
- Keep the legs straight and try to touch the knees with the forehead. Resume the seated pose and repeat with an even, flowing motion.
Practice up to 10 times.
- Inhale deeply and exhale fully before starting.
- Retain outside while rolling.
- Inhale when stationary.
Follow this asana with a backward bending pose.
Be careful not to strain any muscles or the lungs.
This asana is not to be practiced by old or infirm people, sufferers of sciatica, or beginners.
- This asana tones the kidneys and supra-renal glands, activates
- intestinal peristalsis, facilitates the breakdown of fats by exercising the liver and gall bladder, and stretches the pelvic region.
- It improves digestion and removes constipation.