Cow Face – Gomukhasana
The name Cow Face is a literal translation of the Sanskrit name Gomukhasana (“go” meaning “cow” and “mukha” meaning “face”.
How to come into the pose
- Sit on your heels, with knees together.
- Shift your weight to your right and sit on your right hip.
- Cross your left leg over your right, placing your left heel next to your right hip.
- Your left knee is on top of your right knee.
- Reach out and around with your right hand and place it in between your shoulder blades, as high up as possible (palm facing outward).
- Reach up to the ceiling with your left hand, bend your elbow, and clasp your hands behind your back.
- Hold the pose steadily as long as comfortable and breathe evenly. Then release and repeat to the other side.
- Cow Face straightens the spine and improves posture.
- The pose is beneficial for people suffering from arthritis and haemorrhoids.