Gomukhasana Yoga pose

Gomukhasana Yoga is  a hatha yoga that means lightness of the head. It also represents the shape of the head of the cow which is represented by the folding of thighs. This asana might seem slightly complex and confusing in the beginning but the practice of few weeks you can easily master the technique.


  • Sit with your legs spread in a straight position in front of you.

  • Slowly bend your knees and start crossing your right over the left leg in such a way that your right knee lies on the top of your left knee.

  • Slowly bring your right foot close to your hip and make sure that your heels are equidistant from your hips.

  • Try to keep your feet farther from your hips as the more distance will enhance more stretching.

  • Sit evenly on your sitting bones. If you are not comfortable sitting on the bones then insert a thin folded blanket to make yourself comfortable.

  • Try to stretch your arms forward in such a way that they are parallel towards the floor.

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  • Stretch and open your shoulder blades wide. Sweep your right arm under your left bending your elbows in such a way that your forearms are perpendicular to the floor.

  • Cross your right forearm over your left and press your palms together. Your fingertips should be pointing toward the ceiling.

  • Lift your elbows up for a deep stretch through the shoulders.

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  • Lengthen your spine and lift from the crown of your head. Hold for one minute. Gently return to starting position. Rest for a couple breaths and then repeat with the opposite leg and arm on top. As always, remember to breathe.

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    Gomukhasana Yoga Benefits

  • Strengthens finger joints and opens wrists .

  • Promotes mobility of hips and shoulder and strengthens the chest and back.

  • Improves the sideways curvature of the spine.

  • Stimulates kidney and bladder and maintains digestive system.

  • Good for controlling diabetes.



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