Standing Cow Face Pose
What is Standing Cow Face Pose?
Standing cow face pose, or tadasana gomukhasana in Sanskrit, is a mix between mountain pose and cow face pose. From a standing position, the yogi reaches one arm above and one arm below, clasping the hands behind the back. The pose opens the chest, stretches the shoulders and improves posture.
- Begin standing with the feet hip distance wide.
- Inhale and reach the right arm up, then bend the elbow to bring the hand behind the back.
- Exhale and reach the left arm behind the back and bend the elbow.
- Clasp the hands.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Inhale and release. Change sides.
- If it's not possible to clasp the hands, hold on to a strap to avoid overstretching the shoulders.
Benefits of Standing Cow Face Pose
- Opens the chest
- Improves respiration and circulation
- Stretches the shoulders and arms
- Strengthens the legs, core muscles, back and arms
- Improves posture
- Boosts energy
Standing Cow Face Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Tadasana gomukhasana
- Pose Level
- Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Binds, Chest Openers, Standing Poses