Gomukhasana – Cow Face Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Vajrasana Group | on June 4, 2014



  1. Start sitting with the knees bent and the feet on the floor in a comfortable position
  2. Bring the left ankle under the right leg so that the heel comes by the right hip, then bring the right heel beside the left hip so the right knee is directly on top of the left
  3. Bring the left hand behind the back, bending the elbow so the back of the hand reaches the middle of your back
  4. Stretch the right arm up into the air, bend the elbow so the hand comes down the back to meet the left hand (if the hands do not meet use a strap)
  5. The spine should be straight with the head back.
  6. Hold the posture breathing deeply
  7. Exhale release
  8. Repeat on the other side


  1. Induces relaxation
  2. Reduces tiredness and anxiety
  3. Relives back ache, sciatica, rheumatism, and general stiffness in the neck and shoulders
  4. Improves posture
  5. Opens Shoulders
  6. Makes the legs supple


  1. Knee injuries
  2. Neck injuries
  3. Shoulder injuries

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