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Govt. Certified Ayurveda Paramedical Courses started Ayurveda Nursing, Ayurveda Pharmacy and Ayurveda Therapy courses, certified by the Directorate of Ayurveda Medical Education, Kerala Government, launched at Amala Ayurvedic Hospital.

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Vrikshaasana In Sanskrit and almost all other Indian languages, "Vriksa" means "Tree". In this pose the practitioner holds his body still like a tree. Vrikshaasana is best known for strengthening the hip and knee joints

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Vrikshaasana In Sanskrit and almost all other Indian languages, "Vriksa" means "Tree". In this pose the practitioner holds his body still like a tree. Vrikshaasana is best known for strengthening the hip and knee joints

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Hala Asana (The Plough Posture)


Hala Asana or The Plough Posture is a valuable asana as it has some unique qualities and excellent benefits. It is an extreme forward bending exercise which promotes strength and flexibility in all the regions of the back and neck. It can be performed in two ways - the only difference is in the position of the hands.

How to do

  • Lie flat on the back with your body straight and stretched out. Bring the heels and toes together. Put the palms on the floor and keep them close to the body on both sides.
  • Stretch out the legs and toes. Inhale and simultaneously raise both heads upwards till they come to a vertical position.
  • Exhale and simultaneously start lowering the legs towards the head area. Try to touch the floor in front of the head with the toes. Go only as far as possible for you. After exhaling, keep breathing normally till the whole posture is completed. Remain in this position for about 8 seconds.
  • Start returning the back to the floor. Let the back roll down on the floor inch by inch. This should be done very slowly and smoothly. Keep the legs and toes quite tight all along during the returning phase. Now you have completed one round of this posture and relax for 6 to 8 seconds.
  • Restrictions

    Start with one round on the first day and gradually increase to a maximum of four rounds. Relax for sometime between the rounds. If the toes do not comfortably reach the floor, keep the hand on the back supporting the back muscles until they become more flexible.

    Major Benefits

    Energizes and nourishes the sexual glands and brings strength and vitality to them. It has medicinal effect for impotency and frigidity. Exercises every inch of backbone and surpasses all other asana to bring flexibility to the spine. Reduces excess weight without weakening the body. Improves the blood circulation and nourishes many of the essential internal organs. Regular practice of this asana maintains inner balance and helps to develop mental and physical poise.

    Caution

  • If your body is not flexible, this is a difficult asana for beginners.
  • Do not try to do it forcefully. Instead practice ardh padmasana (first half part of the asana) ie. place your right foot on right thigh. Make your legs straight, repeat by placing your left foot on right thigh.
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