Physical benefits of the plough (halasana)
1.All regions of the spine are stretched bringing increasing flexibility to the neck and spine.
2.The vertebral column is a very important structure.it supports the whole body.it contains the spinal cord,spinal nerve and sympathetic system.
In Hatha yoga the spine is termed as "meru danda"(the support of the universe).therefore one must keep it healthy strong and elastic through the practice of halasana
3.Regular practice will slow the appearance of the signs of ageing.
4.Tension is released from the cervical spine
5.Muscles of the back,shoulders and arms are srenghthened
6.Internal organs are massaged:indigestion and constipation are relieved.Kidney and bladder are strengthened.
7.insomnia is relieved.