- Karna: Ear
- Pida: Pressure
- Asana: Pose
As with Sarvangasana, this is not a posture for beginners. The pose should not be attempted without stable and easy alignment in Supta Konasana, Ubhaya Padangusthasana, and Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana, and experience with the full primary series.
The shoulders should bear the weight of the body in this posture, not the head or neck.
Vinyasa of the Pose
From Halasana, exhale and bend the legs and squeeze your ears with your knees.
Take at least 10 measured breaths here.
Enter Urdhva Padmasana with no intervening vinyasa.