Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



COW FACE POSE

Sanskrit Name – Gomukhasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Go – Cow, Mukha – Face, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Hips


WHAT IS COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA)?


Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) is a hip opening, seated yoga pose that opens your chest, strengthens your arms, legs and back. The crossed legs look like the cow’s lips and the bent elbows and arms represent the cow’s ears. Hence, the name Cow Face Pose.


DO NOT PRACTICE COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA) IF:

  1. You have a neck or shoulder injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA)

  1. Opens chest, hips and upper body

  2. Strengthens your arms, legs and back


HOW TO PRACTICE COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Kneel down on both knees with your legs hip width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and squeeze your thighs together.

  2. Lift your sternum, open your chest, keep your shoulders back as you reach your hands down to your heels.

  3. Press into your heels and make sure you’re lifting though your sternum. Stay in this pose for as long as is comfortable. Use our core to lift out of it, place your hands on your lower back as you slowly come up to your knees.


COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA) VARIATION – LEAN FORWARD


Get into Cow Face Pose and lean forward with your torso on your top thigh. Stay like his for as long as you feel comfortable. When you’re ready, inhale and come up.


PREPARATORY POSES


Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana


Reclining Bound Angle Pose - Supta Baddha Konasana


Hero Pose - Virasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangusthasana


Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Wide Angle Seated Forward Bend - Upavistha Konasana


Paschimottanasana – Seated Forward Bend


Half Lord of the Fishes Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana


Bharadvaja’s Twist – Bharadvajasana


Eagle Pose – Garudasana


Marichi’s Pose - Marichyasana III


Lotus Pose – Padmasana



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