Karna Pidasana


Inversion Asanas

Karna Pidasana

Ear Pressure Pose

(Kar-na-pi-da-sun )

Meaning: karna = ear / pida = pressure

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Muscle and Joints:


Lie on your back, body relaxed, legs together, palms on the floor. Inhale, exhale, and relax.

Getting into position

Come into Halasana (Plough Pose), supporting your back with your hands. Inhale. Exhaling, lower your thighs closer to your chest, creating space between the chin and chest to keep throat open. Relax the spine and bend your knees to bring kneecaps to the floor. Press inner thighs into the ears. Hold here for a few moments to allow your body to adjust. When you feel stable and comfortable, inhale, then exhaling, bend farther to find a more stable position. Hold with normal breathing for around 30 seconds.

Coming out of position

Slightly relax the body. Release arms, bring to the floor behind your back for support. Straighten the legs. Exhale. Inhaling, roll your back to the floor until your tailbone is flat on the ground and legs at 90 degrees. Exhaling, lower your legs to the floor under control. Inhale, exhale, and relax.


  • Bring shoulder blades closer together to free your upper back and take pressure away from your neck.
  • Do not turn the head in this pose to avoid injury.



If you suffer from cervical or other spinal problems.

Be careful

If you have diarrhea, constipation, or high blood pressure.



  • Stretches the shoulders, upper and lower back, glutes.
  • Strengthens shoulders.
  • Stimulates the thyroid gland, abdominal organs and immune system.
  • Reduces stiffness and fatigue in the back.
  • By covering your ears and closing your eyes, helps the mind relax and focuses inward.


Helps in cases of sinusitis, insomnia, different types of headache, and minimizes the causes of infertility. Moreover, this pose was used by yogis to treat ear problems like infection, tinnitus or any hearing problems.


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