Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) is responsible for stretching arms and shoulders. Open up the chest and take deep breath to release tension and extra stress. The yoga posture also helps in eliminating rounded shoulders. Keep your knees one over other and you should not continue with Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana) if you have knee, hips or shoulders injury. Try to hold the strap with your hands as much close as it could be done. It is suitable for everybody and teaches you deep breathing.

Step by step guide to Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

  • Slightly bend your leg and perform the staff pose. Bring the heel of left leg under right thigh and keep it close to right hip. Now slightly bend your right leg over left knee and bring its heel closer to left hip. Keep your right knee exactly above the left knee.
  • Fix your palms over feet. Your head crown should point ceiling and press your sitting bones on the floor. Keep your left elbow bended and left forearm behind the back. Extend the right arm over head and inhale deeply.
  • Now bend the right elbow and keep it between shoulder blades. Don’t forget that to keep your right palm facing your back and point your right hand downwards.
  • Join the fingers of left hand with right hand. Open up your chest and keep your shoulders stretched. Try to hold the position for 10 to 30 second and release the body to staff position. Repeat all steps at other side also.