The name comes from the Sanskrit words Karna meaning "ears" and Asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat".
Karṇapīḍāsana is also known as Raja Halasana (Plow Pose) 1. Practitioner starts with Halasana on the yoga mat. 2. Bend the knees bringing them to the floor and towards the ears. 3. Keep the hands interlaced behind the back, if not support back as in salamba sarvangasana with closing your eyes. 4. Finally hold in this pose for at least 10 seconds. Breathe deeply while performing this asana.
1. Stretches and strengthens the whole spinal column 2. Improves lung strength so can be beneficial for asthma sufferers 3. Stimulates the abdominal organs, and thyroid gland 4. Stretches the shoulders and spine 5. Controls hypertension 6. Relieves the symptoms of menopause 7. Reduces stress and fatigue and is good for calming the mind 8. Treat insomnia, sinusitis, infertility, headache, and some types of backache 9.Stretches and strengthens the whole spinal column
1. If the student has limited flexibility they should keep their hands on their low back with bent knees until they are able to lower their knees enough to feel stable in the full posture. 2. Contraindication Focus include Diarrhoea, Menstruation, Neck injuries, Blocked arteries and Pregnancy
1. Beginners should support their back with the hands . 2. One variation is to keep your feet on a block behind your head 3. Other variation is to bring your knees to your forehead and bring the hands to the ears
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