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Ardha-Halasana (Half Plough Asana) for Weight Management

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This asana is like Uttanapadasana, the only difference is, in Uttanapadasana the legs are raised up to 30 degrees, whereas in Ardha- Halasana the legs are raised up to 90 degrees.


  1. Lie down straight on your back, with palms touching the ground, legs straight and toes together.
  2. While inhaling raise the legs slowly upwards up to 90 degrees and hold the breathing and legs for some time in the same position.
  3. While returning,exhale completely, and    at the same time place the feet slowly on the floor.
  4. Repeat the same asanas for 3-6 times.


  1. It will help to reduce belly and thigh fat soon.
  2. Beneficial in stomach disorders like constipation, acidity, indigestion etc.
  3. Good for Diabetic patient.
  4. Strengthen abdominal organs.
  5. If patient is suffering with gastics then it’s mandatory to follow this pose.


Those suffering from acute back ache, should practice it using one leg at one time.