Gomukhasana is one of the most important asana in yoga with lots of
health benefits. It is also known as The Cow Face Pose. In Sanskrit Go
mean Cow, Mukh mean face and Asana mean Pose, so combine of all the
words, it's pronounced as The Cow Face Pose. Beside this, while doing
Gomukhasana, it also resembles like a The Cow Face.
has lots of health benefits, among that some of the health benefits of
Gomukhasana include stretching the full body, calm the mind, remove
stress, improve circulation, Boost sexual activity, improves kidneys
function, strengthen the muscles of the legs and abs, helps to remove
lower back pain, improve the flexibility of the spine and longevity,
prevents constipation, improves the health of the cardiovascular system,
reduce the risk of diabetes and regular practice of this yoga also
helps in weight loss.
Before we go to do this asana, we should
know for whom this asana is not recommended. Those who are suffering
from severe back injury, ankle injury, knee injury and shoulder injury,
recently any surgery on your back or waist, spinal column ailments on
the lower vertebrae they should not do this asana. Those who are
suffering from high or low blood pressure, they should not do this asana
without any supervision, For women, those who were in the last month of
pregnancy; they should also avoid this asana.
How to do Gomukhasana (The Cow Face Pose):
- To start this asana, get onto the yoga mat and sit in dandasana.
- Now bend your knees and keep your feet on the floor. Place your left foot under your right knee outside of the right hips.
put your right leg over on your left leg and your right knee should
over the left knee and your right foot should be placed outside of the
left hip. Sit evenly on the sitting bones.
- Now, inhale and
stretch your right arm to the right side and it should be parallel to
the floor, then rotate it inward and point your arm towards the wall
behind you and your left arm should go behind towards the ceiling and
you should try to catch your palm.
- Look forward and keep your chest open.
- For beginners, try to be in this position for 2 to 3 breaths.
release from this position, take a deep breath and slowly release your
palm and slowly come to the dandasana. Now keep your both the hands
alongside your body and take a deep breath and relax.
- Now you can again do this asana with the opposite leg. You should do minimum 10 repetitions of this asana for better result.
when you start this yoga asana, you feel some pain in your ankle, back,
hips and shoulder, but as you practice you can do this asana more
Health Benefits of Gomukhasana (The Cow Face Pose):
Gomukhasana Stretches muscles in the ankles, knees, shoulders, and chest:
studies have been proven that regular practice of Gomukhasana, can
stretch your ankles, knees, shoulders, and chest muscles, that put extra
pressure on this muscle, so that blood flow will increase in this area
and muscles will get more amount of oxygen and nutrition, which helps
them to strengthen and regular practice of this asana also can help to
prevent injury in ankles, knees, shoulders, and chest during exercise
and other works.
Gomukhasana Relieves Stress and Anxiety:
we are doing this Gomukhasana, our blood circulation gets increase,
which also helps to improve the blood flow to the brain, which mean our
brain will get sufficient amount of oxygenated blood and nutrition,
which helps to improve the brain function and it also helps to reduce
the various types of issue, such as stress, anxiety, headache, etc. This
asana is highly recommended to the student, if they practice
Gomukhasana on a regular basis, it can improve their concentration
towards studies and they will focus more towards their carrier.
Gomukhasana Improves Cardiovascular Health:
studies have been proven that regular practice of Gomukhasana can
improve the cardiovascular health and also help to prevent various types
of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack, heart stroke, high
cholesterol, etc., because when we are doing this asana it helps to open
the chest muscles that helps improve the blood circulation, thus reduce
the strain from the blood vessels and also prevent the formation of fat
and cholesterol in our body, this is the main cause of various types of
Gomukhasana Enhance Sexual Performance:
of Gomukhasana on a regular basis can enhance sexual performance
because while doing this yoga asana, it squeezes our sexual organ,
which helps in the production of stress hormones in that area that helps
to stimulate our sexual organ and it also improve the blood flow to the
sexual organ will help to increase the function of sexual performance.
Beside this regular practice of this asana also helps to improve the
strength of the hips, calf and thigh muscles, and all these body parts
are very useful for optimal sexual performance. Yoga guru suggested that
to keep our sexual health, healthy, we should practice Gomukhasana on a
Gomukhasana Stimulates the Kidneys:
studies have been proven that regular practice of this asana, helps in
improving the function of the kidneys, it also improves the frequency
of the urination that helps in flushing out the extra toxin, uric acid
and other unhealthy element that harmful for our kidneys. Research has
also proven that regular practice of gomukhasana also helps to reduce
the risk of stone formation in the Kidneys.
Gomukhasana Helps to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes:
Studies have been proven that regular practice of gomukhasana helps to
improve the production of insulin in our body, which helps to slow down
the absorption of sugar in our blood, which is the main cause of
diabetes. Researchers have suggested this asana for those, who is
already suffering from diabetes.