Cow Face Pose (Gomukasana)

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Why is good Cow Face Pose (Gomukasana)?

Calm down and stimulate circulation in the reproductive organs with this yoga pose. Given the traditional Hindu respect for cows, it is not surprising that the two asanas were named after this gentle animal. With a little imagination, the human body looks like a cow’s face when performed. In this yoga pose (Cow face pose), the spine is stretched and is suitable for the shoulders, chest, arms, hips, and thighs, and is very good for proper yoga pose.

Cow Face Pose (Gomukasana)
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Step by step instruction

    1. Sit in Dandasana and bend your knees so that your feet are on the floor. Stretch the left foot under the right thigh to the right hip. Then cross your right leg over your left and then sit between your heels, trying to keep your heels evenly spaced from your hips. Sit on both buttocks.
    2. With the exhale, raise your bent right arm behind your head and, with the help of your left hand, press your elbow down so that your fist goes as low as possible between the shoulder blades.
    3. While inhaling, grab the fingers of the right hand with the fingers of the left hand and place them behind the back, opening the chest between the shoulder blades and lifting the sternum.
    4.  Raise your left elbow to the ceiling and your right to the floor so that the grip of your fingers is as good as possible. Try to keep your right forearm parallel to the right side of your head.
    5. Stay in this yoga pose for about one minute. Let go of your arms and unravel your legs and repeat on the other side. Remember that the arms and legs are the opposite.

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Benefits of Cow Face Pose (Gomukasana)

  • It stretches the ankles, hips, thighs, shoulders, triceps and chest
  • Improves posture

  • It deepens breathing

  • Stimulates digestion, kidney and bladder function

  • It is good against diabetes

Contraindications, warnings, and precautions:

  • Serious neck injuries and shoulder problems.

Reffering to: How to do Cow Face Pose | Gomukhasana Tutorial with Briohny Smyth

Cow Face Pose by  yoga journal

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