Pindasana

 

Pindasna aka “ear pressure pose” is an inverted posture in which both the ears are pressed by the bent legs and is one of the Prana Vashya Primary Series finishing postures.

How to get into the position

From Padma Sarvangasana (i.e. shoulderstand with your legs folded in lotus) and on the inhalation, bend your knees down to your chest bringing them by your ears so that they rest on the floor.  Then as you exhale, bind your hands and move your thighs closer to your abdomen so that they remain together.  Hold this position for five full breaths.

With every inhalation, lift your waist high.  With every exhalation, try to bend your knees more towards your chest and bind your hands further.  Ensure you keep the weight on your shoulders.

Benefits

Pindasana:

  • helps release tension from the hips
  • purifies the liver and spleen
  • strengthens the uterus and/or rectum

Contraindications and Cautions

Avoid this posture if you have any ankle, knee or hip issues.

Damian is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga.  To book a class with Damian you can contact him by:

Email: damiancadmanjones@gmail.com

Tel: 0777 900 1896

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/queensroadyoga/

 

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