Karna refers to the ear. Pīda means pressure or discomfort. In the final pose we apply slight pressure to the ears with our knees hence the name.
- Perform the Halāsana.
- Bend the legs at the knees.
- Place both the knees on the ground by the respective sides of the ears.
- Thighs should be in contact with chest stomach.
- Keep the feet stretched. Join the toes and heels.
- Interlock the fingers of the hands and stretch out the arms.
- Remain in this pose for about one minute with normal breathing.
- Bring the legs to the floor as in Sarvāngāsana and relax.
- This exercise relaxes the trunk, heart and legs.
- The blood circulation round the waistline increases.
- It reduces the accumulated fat in the abdomen.
- It cures all the problems of ear and throat.
- This pose cures the pain in knees, shoulders and thighs
- Indigestion problems will be cured.