Gomukhasana - Cow Face Pose

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
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Go means cow; mukha is face. The Cow Face pose is a fairly deep stretch for the hips, legs and shoulders. Move into it slowly and ensure that you are able to breathe deeply in the final pose. It helps to relieve neck strain, backache and tight shoulders. The hands, fingers and wrists are strengthened.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Forward Bends
Body Part: Shoulders, Arms, Hips

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Latissimus Dorsi, Deltoids, Pectoralis, Biceps, Triceps
Lower Body: Gluteus Medius


gloonie1 3 years ago

Hi David,

Are there asana that one can work on to progress to Gomukhasana? i am fine with the shoulders, but am having real problems aligning my legs properly. Maybe a video similar the the other sequences whoing progression towards a pose would be good to make.

Thanks as always,