1. Lie on your back with feet together. Keep your palms beside the thighs, facing the ground.

2. Now inhale and raise your right leg, as much as possible, without bending at the knees. Remain in this posture for some time and while exhaling bring the leg down slowly.

3. Then repeat the asana with the left leg.

Benefits & Precautions:

This asana is an excellent exercise for the pelvic region. Any pain in the lumbar region due to strong posture or pressure can be rectified to a great extent by regular practice. Ardha Halasana also burns excess fat in the thighs, hips and abdomen. Heart and Backache patients should not attempt to do this asana.