Cow Face Pose


What is Cow Face Pose?

Cow face pose, or gomukhasana, is a seated posture in which the knees are stacked on top of one another. The hands are clasped behind the back, forming an infinity shape.


  • Sit with your legs folded underneath you as in thunderbolt pose.
  • Lean to your right and cross your left leg over your right leg, stacking your knees. Point your toes behind you.
  • Reach your right hand behind your back with an exhale.
  • Reach your left arm up with an inhale and lengthen your spine.
  • Clasp your hands behind your back.
  • Close your eyes and breathe while holding the pose.


  • Do not strain; if hands don't touch behind the back, hold opposite elbows.

Benefits of Cow Face Pose

  • Relieves pain and stiffness in the back
  • Stretches the legs and hips
  • Improves posture
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Increases energy

Cow Face Pose Details
Sanskrit Name: Gomukhasana
Pronunciation: go-moo-KHAH-sah-nah
Pose Level: Beginner
Drishti: Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
Pose Type: Chest Openers, Hip Openers, Seated Poses

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