Cowherd Pose (Gorakshasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

COWHERD POSE

Sanskrit Name – Gorakshasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Go - Cow, Raksha – Protector, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Legs and core muscles


WHAT IS COWHERD POSE (GORAKSHASANA)?

Cowherd Pose (Gorakshasana) is a seated yoga pose that is said to awaken kundalini and slow down the aging process. It’s used in tantric practice and meditation.


DO NOT PRACTICE COWHERD POSE (GORAKSHASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back, leg, hip or back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF COWHERD POSE (GORAKSHASANA)

  1. Improves posture and balance

  2. Stretches your hip flexors, opens your chest and shoulders

  3. Increases concentration

HOW TO PRACTICE COWHERD POSE (GORAKSHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Staff Pose (Dandasana), bend your knees and draw your feet into your body with your feet and heels together.

  2. Raise your heels off the floor and balance on your tip toes. Keep your back straight and your chest open. Touch the palms of your hands together in Salutation Seal (Anjali Mudra).

  3. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose.

COWHERD POSE (GORAKSHASANA) VARIATION – RAISE YOUR HANDS

Practice this asana with your arms stretched above your head and your palms touching in Prayer Position – Salutation Seal (Anjali Mudra) for an extra stretch.


PREPARATORY POSES


Bound Angle Pose - Baddha Konasana


Staff Pose – Dandasana


Easy Pose – Sukhasana


Accomplished Pose - Siddhasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana


Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana

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