Take the final pose of the basic form of halasana.
Place the arms behind the back on the floor. Interlock the fingers.
Push the feet away from the back of the head as far as is comfortable.
Then press the arms and hands against the floor so that the neck vertebrae are slightly raised off the ground.
In the final position, the weight of the body is supported on the back of the head, the shoulders, the hands and the arms. Breathe slowly and deeply while maintaining the final pose.
Then release the muscular tension and relax the whole body.
This variation stimulates the large number of nerves passing through the neck. It improves their efficiency and in turn improves the health of the whole body.
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