Halasana for reflects on the face and the skin:
Hal is a Sanskrit word that means plow. It is said that, as its name suggests, this pose prepares the field (the mind and body) for deep rejuvenation. This pose is known to tone and strengthen the body. It is a great relaxant as well, and calms the entire nervous system. This surely reflects on the face and the skin.
How To Do It
- Lie flat on your back with your arms placed beside your body and your palms facing downwards.
- Inhale, and lift your feet off the ground using your abdominal muscles. Your legs should be at a 90-degree angle.
- Use your hands to support your hips and lift them off the floor.
- Bring your legs in a 180-degree angle, such that your toes are placed over your head.
- Make sure your back is perpendicular to the ground.
- Hold the position for a minute while focusing on your breathing. Exhale, and gently bring down your legs. Avoid jerking your legs while releasing the pose.
If you have ever had spinal problems and back pain, consult your physician or yoga instructor before you do this pose. Ladies who are pregnant, or on their period should avoid doing this position.