Monday, May 17, 2010

Karnapidasana


 The Ear Pressing Pose

In today's article I would like to present a pose that is a small variation of the Plough pose or Halasana. It may not be a variation as such because I personally think it to be a little advance than the actual Plough poses. It would be nice if you give it a try and let me know about this pose called as Karna Pidasana.

Karna pidasana also known in English as The Ear Pressing Pose is known because of the way the body takes the shape in this pose. The word "Karna" means ears while the word "Pida" means Pain or discomfort or pressure. One can see how this pose can give a little pain to the ears as we do this pose.

How to do Karna pidasana ?

1] First we come to the point where we do Halasana or The Plough Pose, this would be the point where one makes a further way to do the next pose. Be comfortable in the pose and then go further.
2] Now slowly flex your knee joint in that pose, bring the right knee closer to the right ear and then left knee near the left ear.
3] Both the knees should now be resting on the floor near the sides of respective ears.
4] One can keep the hand on the back or the lower ribs or interlock them stretching away from the body.
5] Keep the toes stretched out and keep both heals together.
6] Remain in that position for at least 4 to 5 breathes as a beginner. One can choose to stay longer if comfortable.

Caution:

1] All the cautions that are known for the pose of the Plough are similar to this pose too.
2] Try to do this pose with the help of your teacher or guide when doing for the first time.

Benefits:

1] An excellent position that can help stretch the spine.
2] Increases the circulation of blood around the waist line, thus a great pose for many conditions around that area.
3] Increase of appetite, good digestion and excellent bowel moments can be seen after one does this pose.

Chakra:

This pose is great for Throat Chakra.

Posted By Sudeep 

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