Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Halasana – Plough Posture

(hala – plough)


  • Lie supine on the floor with the hands extended along the body and the feet together.
  • Raise the legs upto 90 degree, by keeping the knees straight.
  • Press the palms against floor, raise the trunk by bending the legs towards the head and touch the toes on the ground.
  • Interlock fingers rest back of head straight.
  • Both legs straight and firm.
  • Stay for 10 to 20 seconds, keep breathing evenly and deeply.
  • By palms support lower the trunk and slowly come back to supine posture.


  • Deeply stimulates abdominal organs.
  • Gives good exercise to the thyroid glands.
  • Gives a good stretch to the spinal column, thus it builds a strong and supple supine.



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