Halasana Yoga pose, the practitioner lies on the floor and slowly lift your legs without bending your knees. Then your legs place them behind the head.
Practitioners should be advised that this pose can put significant strain on the cervical spine (which is not designed to support this type of weight). This pose can cause an injury if not performed properly. It is recommended practitioners consult with a qualified yoga instructor before attempting this or other advanced poses.
If you want alternatives then lie down on the back and the raise your legs into a hamstring stretch.
There is a movement in the yoga community to stop teaching poses considered as higher risk such as Halasana, Sirsasana and the bow/wheel pose, especially given the injuries that teachers have sustained.
Benefits of Halasana
- Useful for Gastric troubles
- Increases the digestion
- Makes the spinal cord flexible and strong
- Muscles of back get stronger
- Cures the thyroid gland
- Prevents the obesity and hormonal diseases
- Cures the Gastric problems
- Helpful for constipation and lives problems
- Increases the flexibility