Seated Poses

Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)

Cow Face Pose

Level: All levels

Go = cow. Mukha = face. Gomukha = the name of a traditional musical instrument comparable to a horn or trumpet

Organizing the Pose

    • Come onto all fours.
    • Cross the left leg behind the right and bring the knees together.
    • Take the feet apart and, keeping the knees together as much possible, sit back evenly between the feet.
    • Rest the buttocks equally and evenly on the floor. If you are unable to do so, prop yourself up on a blanket or block.
    • Reach the left arm up and come into the Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose) arm position as described here with the left arm raised.
    • Hold this position.
    • Release the arms, plant the palms in front of you, lean forward and untangle the legs.
    • Do the second side with the left leg crossed over the right and the right arm raised.