Knee-To Ear-Pose or Karnapidasana (kar-nah-pee-DAH-sana) consists of three Sanskrit words: “Karna” — meaning “ear”, “Pida” — meaning “pressure”, and “Asana” — meaning “pose” or “posture”. This is one of the most important intermediate yoga poses that belongs to the forward bends categories with a lot of health benefits.
Karnapidasana is focusing on the shoulders and spine and also involves calves and glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings muscles and stretches and strengthens legs; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy, and provides a calming effect.
Karnapidasana is an extension of “plow pose” or Halasana.
Knee-To-Ear Pose Basics
- Sanskrit: Karnapidasana
- Other Names: The King Of Plow Pose
- Targets: Focus, stretch for back of body from neck to knee
Benefits and Contraindications
Stretches and strengthens back, shoulders, hip and gluteal muscles
Improves Body Posture
Toning of the thighs and buttocks
Stimulates abdominal organs
Herniated disc conditions and recent surgery
Neck or spine injury
High blood pressure
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