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Other Names

Half-Plough Posture, Half-plow pose, Adha hal Asan


This asana is similar to uttanapadasana. The only difference is that, in uttanapadasana the feet are taken high about 30 degree and in Ardha-Halasana it is about 90 degree.

How to reach the stretch

  • Lie on your back with feet together. Keep your palms beside the thighs, facing the ground.
  • Now inhale and raise your right leg, as much as possible, without bending at the knees. Remain in this posture for some time.
  • Then repeat the asana with the left leg.

How to release the stretch

    To release, exhale and bring the leg down slowly and relax.


  • This asana is an excellent exercise for the pelvic region. Any pain in the lumbar region due to strong posture or pressure can be rectified to a great extent by regular practice.
  • Ardha-Halasana also burns excess fat in the thighs, hips and abdomen.


Don't do this asana if you have following problems:

  • Suffer from high blood pressure.
  • Have a detached retina
  • Feel any pressure in the head or neck
  • Have your period

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