Halasana precautions and contraindications.


Practicing Halasana is the best practice for those who are already practicing yoga and want to advance further in yoga. This asana should be practiced by those people who already do yoga or exercise regularly.

This is because the Halasana steps are a bit difficult and a new practitioner or seeker may not be able to do it easily in the beginning and may get hurt (injured).

  • So that no one gets hurt, we will discuss Halasana Precautions and Contraindications in detail in this article so that everyone can get the benefits of this asana without any harm.

Although there is no doubt that there are many benefits of Halasana and at the same time there are many different ways to do it. And as much as it is necessary to know the benefits of any practice, it is equally important to know the precautions of that practice.

What are the Halasana precautions and contraindications?

Now read all the precautions and contraindications given below carefully so that you can understand them well and remember them well in your mind while doing the plough pose.

1. Pregnant women should not do:- I am making this point in the first place because it is a matter of two lives. If you practice any variation of Halasana, then a lot of pressure is generated on your stomach.

So do not practice this asana in pregnancy due to excessive pressure in the stomach, if you still practice it, then it will have bad consequences on the health of you and your unborn child.

2. Any kind of back injury:- While doing this asana, we bend our back and take it backwards. And a very good and deep stretch is generated on our back, may it prove to be of benefit to many people.

But those people who have had an accident with their back in the past or have any kind of problem in their back, for those people, it can prove to be a curse instead of benefit, then those people who have any kind of injury in their back, please do this.

3. Do not do all variations immediately:-
 There are no one, two or three variations of Halasana, we can do it in many different ways. And many new yoga practitioners make this mistake in the beginning, due to the many variations of this asana, they want to practice all its variations together at the beginning itself.

This proves to be difficult and fatal for any new seeker Because in the beginning, neither our body is so flexible nor tolerant, so do not practice it in all the ways in the beginning, gradually increase the difficulty of the asanas one by one.

4. If any abdominal injury/surgery:- Like we told you in the beginning that when we practice any of its variations, then a lot of pressure is generated on our stomach because we turn our back backwards in this asana.

So if you have any kind of injury in your stomach or you have treated it, then in these situations you should not do the Halasana at all.

This can deepen your wounds and the injury you have treated will also become useless.

5. Do not practice in knee injury:- If you do its fourth and sixth variation, then our knees are also used in those variations, we practice by keeping our knees close to our shoulders.

So, if you have any kind of injury in your knees, then even in this situation you should not practice the fourth and sixth variations of this.

6. Fatal for (BP) patients:- The practice of this asana increases the circulation of blood in our body and especially towards our head, chest and shoulders. It can prove beneficial for low blood pressure or a normal person.

But this benefit can prove to be harmful to a person suffering from high blood pressure.

7. Any kind of neck injury:- You can see in the above picture and when you practice this asana then you will feel that the whole balance of your body will be made on the shoulders and neck.

You can use a pillow under your neck when you practice Halasana in the beginning and practice this asana under the supervision of a yoga teacher.

8. Do not hold your body for a long time:- When you will practice this asana in the beginning, then pressure and stretch is generated on many parts of your body.

So many people, while doing any exercise, in the beginning, think that we will get its benefits in a single day and they do any exercise for a long time with this thinking.

Due to excessive strain and pressure, many parts of their body start feeling pain and the muscles of their body also get tired. Due to which they will not be able to do this posture the next day, then please do not practice Halasana for a long time in enthusiasm.

9. Always try to make balance with your hands:- Balance plays a vital role to do this asana, if you know how to balance your body, then you will easily practice this pose.

And in this asana the palms of our hands are the best to balance When you practice this asana, you can balance your body very easily by applying pressure on the palms of your hands.

10. If you are suffering from shoulder pain:- We told you earlier that in this posture, we balance our whole body on the shoulders and neck, as much as the pressure on our neck, the same pressure falls on our shoulders.

So if you often have pain in your shoulder muscles or if you have any kind of injury in your shoulders or you have pain in your shoulders while doing this asana, then in these problems you should practice this exercise under the supervision of a special yoga teacher.

11. Do some asana’s before it:- This pose comes under the category of difficult asanas in yoga, so that is why we need a little skill to do this asana.

So that is why whenever you practice this asana, a few weeks or a few days before its practice, you must practice any other yoga asanas such as Ardha Halasana, Pawanmuktasana and many others.


  • So these were Halasana Precautions and Contraindications If you practice this asana keeping all these precautions in mind then you will be able to get maximum benefit from this asana without any injury or harm.

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