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Karnapidasana - Steps and Benefits

Yoga is one of the mysterious exercise that no one can completely extract it so far. Everyday, the researchers of the yoga get something new, either new knowledge or new results. Our today's topic is next level asana called Karnapidasana. In this article we will learn, How to do Karnapidasana. Also, this article will tell you Steps and Benefits of Karnapidasana.
This is one steps ahead of Halasana (Plow Pose). So, if you get a command over Halasan (Plow Pose) first, it will be easy for you to do it.
Karnapidasana - Steps and Benefits

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Steps of Karnapidasana

Lie down on the back with stretched body and legs (This is a foundation step).
Now, keep your hands on the floor, straight, in rest position and parallel to your legs.
Slowly lift your legs upward. As, it will be difficult in first attempt, bend your legs/knees to make it easy to lift in upward direction.
Now, try to lift your waist in upward direction. This will automatically push your legs toward your head. This also is difficult for the beginners. So, take the help of your hands to lift your waist.
Once you completely lifted and bent your waist, your feet will be almost near to your head.
Now try to bend your legs more in waist and try to touch the floor in front of your head. (See figure).
This position is called Halasan (Plow pose).

Halasan - Steps and Benefits
Halasan (Plow Pose)

Now, try to get your knees closer to your ears (Karna). This is little difficult, so don't make it forcefully. Do it till you feel comfortable.
This pose is called Karnapidasana.

Precautions to take before doing Karnapidasana –

This asana can be done in the evening, but only with an empty stomach or after 3-4 hours after having food.
keep breathing normal. But, inhale slowly while bending or lifting your legs toward head and exhale slowly while releasing position.
Don't press yourself to get position if not feeling comfortable. Do it only till you feel comfortable.
Take doctors advice before starting to do this asana. Weak people should do it very carefully.
People having back or neck injury or high/low blood pressure should avoid this.
Beginner – Do it for 5-6 seconds and 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Intermediate – Do it for 15-20 seconds 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week).
Regular – Do it for 10-15 minutes and 1 repetition.

Benefits of Karnapidasana –

This is very beneficial for the health of backbone.
Due to stretching or contraction of various muscles, it regulates the blood circulation of all muscles.
It gives a strength to backbone, legs, neck (both back and front), waist, heart, stomach.
It reduces the chances of back aching.
This is useful for reducing fatigue, specially to people doing physical work.
This reduces the chances of hunchback.

In the above article, we have learnt Steps and Benefits of Karnapidasana. This is a real secret of good health that do keep practising it daily and it will give you better result as a good health.

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