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Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose - Steps and Benefits

Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose Steps and Benefits

Indian Yoga has many asanas/poses which gives really unpredictable but positive results. This is another next level of asana or a position. When we complete the position of Gomukhasana, it looks like a Cow Face, so that it is called Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose.
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Steps of Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose -

Sit on the ground with stretched legs in front of you. Keep your back strait and erect.
Now slowly bend your left leg, and place it under your right buttock.
Then bend your right leg and place it over your left thigh.
Keep your both knees close together as they are stacked one on top of the other.
Now, slowly fold your left arm and place it behind your back.
Take your right arm over your right shoulder, and stretch it as much as you can until it holds your left hand. Initially, it will be little difficult to do this. But after some days of practise, you will be able to do it.
Keep the trunk erect, expand your chest, and lean slightly back.
Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose side Steps and Benefits

This is Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose. This should be done by other leg also. Meaning, use right leg first for step 2 etc.

Precautions to take before doing Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose -

Preferably, this asana should be practised in the evening but also can be practised in the morning.
It should be practised only with an empty stomach or after 3-4 hours after having food.
keep breathing normal.
Don't press yourself to get position if not feeling comfortable. Do it only till you feel comfortable.
Take doctors advice before starting to do this asana.
Beginner – Do it for 5-6 seconds and 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week). Intermediate – Do it for 15-20 seconds 1 repetition (increase time by 2-3 seconds every week). Regular – Do it for 5-10 minutes and 1 repetition.

Benefits of Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose -

It creates a systematic stretch on arms and legs (specially on thighs), which ultimately strengthen those muscles.
It strengthens shoulders, backbone, back muscles, neck, buttock etc.
It also creates stretch on kidneys which results in good functioning of work of kidneys.
It reduces the chances of constipation. Also, it reduces the chances of different types of headaches.
It is beneficial for meditation also which increases the confidence.

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