Baddha Gomukhasana

Asana name: Tied Cow Face Pose

Sanskrit name: Baddha Gomukhasan

Meaning: Tied Cow Face Pose

General Benefits:
This asana induces relaxation and alleviates tiredness, tension and anxiety. It stimulates the kidneys. Good for diabetes, back ache, sciatica, rheumatism. Relives general stiffness in the shoulders and neck, extends latissimus dorsi fully, Relieves and prevents cramps in the legs. Chest is opened and the leg muscles become supple.

Benefits for Women:

Therapeutic Applications:
Upper back issues, posture, Asthma, Anxiety, Stress, Diabetes, general backache.

Taking the Position:
In sitting position bend the left leg and place the left foot on the ground over the right knee. Bend the right leg and fold it so that it is resting on the ground with the right heel near the left buttock. Adjust the right knee so that it rests on the left knee. Stretch the right arm above the head, bend it and place the palm on the back. Bring the left arm behind your back from the lower side. Try to reach the fingers to clasp both hands together. Keep the neck, head and spine straight. Press the back side of the head against the inside of the raised arm. Close the eyes and relax.

Releasing the Positions:
Inhale and while exhaling release your hands to your sides. Straighten the bottom leg in front of you. Straighten the other leg returning to sitting position. Now practice on the other side.

Anatomical Focus:
Pelvic region, chest, entire spine.

Anatomical Awareness:
On pelvic region, hips, chest and upper back.



Precautions & Contraindications:
Pain in knee, shoulders or arms.

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