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Ear Pressure / Knee to Ear

Karnapidasana

kar-nah-pee-DAH-sana
Ear Pressure / Knee to Ear
Pose categories
Primary body parts engaged
Muscle Groups
Stretches shoulders and spine
Improves digestion, stimulates thyroid
Calms mind, relieves fatigue

How to perform ear pressure / knee to ear

  1. Begin in Plow with your hands interlaced on the floor. Bend your knees with an exhale.
  2. Rest your knees on either side of your head and untuck your toes. Gently squeeze your head with your knees.
  3. Hold the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
  4. Straighten your legs with an inhale. Release your hands and press your palms into the floor. Tuck your chin into your chest and slowly roll down one vertebra at a time with an exhale.
Alignment cues
  • Squeeze head with knees
  • Keep shoulders on floor
  • Draw belly in
  • Knees on floor
  • Untuck toes
Modification: Support your low back with your hands.
Avoid this pose if you have neck injury.
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Ear Pressure / Knee To Ear (Karnapidasana in Sanskrit) is an intermediate yoga pose that belongs to the forward bends category. This asana targets shoulders and spine, and also involves calves, glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings muscles. Ear pressure / knee to ear improves digestion, stimulates thyroid; stretches shoulders and spine and also calms mind, relieves fatigue. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory – a visual resource for yoga teacher training students as well as practitioners of all levels. Finally, shop our best-selling Yoga Cards products!

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