This is a soothing fetal position that offers deeper spinal flexion and a more intense stretch of the hips.
This also lends a great internal abdominal massage to the organs.
Calms the brain
Stretches the shoulders and spine
Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
Reduces stress and fatigue
Therapeutic for backache, headache, infertility, insomnia, sinusitis
It also stimulates the internal abdominal organs (helping aid digestion), thyroid, and prostate glands.
This pose tones the thighs, buttocks, and hips while stretching the shoulders and neck.
Alleviates: insomnia, fatigue, and negative symptoms of menopause.
This pose may prove helpful against sinus problems (including asthma), headache, and infertility.
Asthma & high blood pressure: Practice Halasana with the legs supported on props.
Performing the Asana
Exhale from The Plough, releasing the knees to both sides of the head and pointing the toes. With your toes on the floor, lift your top thighs and tail bone toward the ceiling and draw your inner groins deep into the pelvis. Imagine that your torso is hanging from the height of your groins. Continue to draw your chin away from your sternum and soften your throat.
To deepen the pose, stretch your arms along the length of the lower legs, then curl the forearms behind the thighs and interlace the fingers. Relax here for at least 30 seconds practicing deep breathing.
Symptoms of Menopause
Complimentary Yoga Poses
Salamba Sarvangasana - Headstand (Supported)
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Bridge Asana