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Having a hard time getting rid of stubborn belly fat? Then give halasana a try

Published on:4 October 2020, 08:00am IST
Looking for a natural way to lose those extra kilos? Then why not give halasana a try. When it comes to yoga for weight loss, this asana works brilliantly!
Nikita Bhardwaj
Weight is just a yoga pose away. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Life is back on track, and in no time, we’ll be able to step out of our homes like before! Well, amen to that. But, are you properly fitting into your pre-covid clothes? If like most of us, you’ve gained weight during the lockdown, then we have a solution for you. Yes, we’ve got you yoga for weight loss. 

So, today in our weight loss special, we will reveal how halasana aka plow pose works its magic on your belly fat. And to help you understand this pose better, we have none other than Grand Master Akshar in the house. So, let the expert do the talking.

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But first let’s ask him if halasana really helps in weight loss
Yippee! He says it does work on burning fat, especially your belly area. “Halasana or plow pose is an inverted asana, which can help in achieving weight loss. When performing this posture, pressure is applied on your stomach and belly region”, he explains.

Further, he says, “This asana massages the digestive organs, and therefore, improves digestion and regulates appetite. Halasana works on the thyroid gland, and improves your metabolism, which makes it a popular choice for those looking to shed extra fat. Regular practice of halasana will streamline your breath, and that’s another tool that aids in weight loss.”

yoga for weight loss
Give your weight loss regimen the push it needs with these yoga poses. Image courtesy: Shraddha Iyer/Sarva Yoga

But you’ll only end up burning fat, if you do perform the plow pose correctly. So, read and learn:

  • First lie down on your back.
  • Now, using your abdominal muscles, lift your legs up to a 90 degrees position.
  • Don’t forget to support your lower back with your palms.
  • Slowly, allow your middle and lower back to lift off the floor to enable your toes to touch the floor behind.
  • If you can, try to bring your chest as close to your chin as possible.
  • Now, hold the asana for a while.

Tip: Don’t forget to keep in mind the breathing methodology. Inhale while lifting your legs, and breathe slowly after you assume the final position.

Some dos and don’ts while doing halasana:

1. If you have diarrhea, menstruation, or a neck injury, then please avoid doing this pose.
2. If you are suffering from high blood pressure and asthma, support your legs or back with props, when you practice this asana.
3. And lastly, if you are pregnant, do this asana only if you have been practicing it for a long time. Do not begin practicing during pregnancy.

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So now that we have found you a weight loss pal, it’s your turn to take its help and get ready for the new normal.

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.