The word Karnapidasana name comes from the Sanskrit language, where ‘Karna’ meaning “Ear”, ‘Pida’ means “Force”, and ‘Asana’ means “Yoga Posture.” Karnapidasana is an  practice of the Plow Pose. Hence, it is also known as ‘Raja Halasana’ (King Plough Posture). This asana is also called knee-to-ear pose-where bending knee beside the ear instead of both.

Karnapidasana is a perfect practice for keeping fit. It is a forward bending, deep stretching yoga pose in modern yoga. which is described in Swami Vishnudevananda. Karnapidasana helps to balance the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna Chakra), Throat Chakra (Vishuddha Chakra).

In this article, we talk about – how to perform yoga Knee-to-ear pose in a step by step explanation, along with the Precaution attached to the pose. the myriad benefits of Karnapidasana have many physical benefits and this pose is also valuable for a nice long stretch in the hamstrings, shoulders, and spine.

How To Do Karnapidasana (knee-to-ear pose)

  • To enter this pose, begin  with Halasana  (Plow Pose) on the yoga mat. your legs should be straight and shoulder and hands rest on the floor behind the back or parallel to your legs.
  • Now, breathe out, bend your knees and slowly bring them nearest the ears  by raising the hip deeper and pushing the thighs. ( This might be a bit difficult on the very first day )
  • After this take a deep breath and press the palms onto the floor. and allow the knees to apply press the ears.
  • With supporting your hips try to lift up the hands and keep them under your lower back.
  • Breathe should be Deep when practicing this pose.
  • Hold the pose for 7_8 breaths and slowly come back.
  • Repeat all the above described steps four to five times.


  • To practice this pose, one should maintain flexibility and balance together.
  • Child pose, Adho Mukho Asana, and forward folds can be practice prior this, will yield better results.
  • If you feel any pressure on the head, you can eighter use a folded towel or yoga bricks under the head.


  • Karnapidasana is an inversion asana that provides us good flexibility and balance.
  • Karnapidasana calms the mind.
  • It also stimulating Manipura and Svadisthana chakras.
  • It helps in  reduces stress and fatigue.
  • From the children to the adults, it is an ancient method for curing the ears problems.
  • Regular practicing this asana , build the positive thoughts.
  • Your abdomen will working prefect. hence, improve the digestion system.
  • Also Controls hypertension.
  • Karnapidasana yoga posture gives deeper stretches the shoulders, arms, neck and spine.
  • The thyroid gland is located in the neck  that will controls.
  • It also improves the lung strength.
  • It reduces the chances of hunchback


  • People who suffering from Diarrhea, Asthma, a heart condition and High blood pressure problem please avoid practicing this pose.
  • Beginner level pregnant women practice under the expert’s supervisions and doctor’s advice.
  • Any kind of injury around the knees, back, shoulder and the hips, don’t practicing this asana.
  • Those who suffering from Herniated disks must avoided this asana.



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