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
- Pose Level
- Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
- Pose Type
- Chest Openers, Hip Openers, Seated Poses