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:
You have a neck or shoulder injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA)
Opens chest, hips and upper body
Strengthens your arms, legs and back
HOW TO PRACTICE COW FACE POSE (GOMUKHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Kneel down on both knees with your legs hip width apart. Stack your hips over your knees and squeeze your thighs together.
Lift your sternum, open your chest, keep your shoulders back as you reach your hands down to your heels.
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.
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