Tadasana Gomukhasana (mountain pose with hands held in the shape of a cows face) – 6 Benefits

What is Tadasana Gomukhasana (mountain pose with hands held in the shape of a cows face)

  • The interlinked hands in the final pose of this asana take the shape of gomukha, which means “a cow’s face” in Sanskrit.
  • The asana is a variation of Tadasana, the mountain pose.
  • It activates the muscles of the shoulders and back.
  • The stretch in the arms helps relieve arthritis in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers.

Benefits of Tadasana Gomukhasana

  1. Boosts confidence and helps to treat depression
  2. Alleviates cervical spondylosis
  3. Improves breathing by opening up the chest
  4. Strengthens the knee joints
  5. Reduces sciatic pain
  6. Corrects flat feet

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Stress-related headaches
  • Migraines
  • eye strain
  • insomnia
  • low blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis of the knees
  • Diarrhea
  • Leukorrhea
  • if you have had polio, or any congenital deformity of the legs, or are knockkneed, keep your feet about 10 in (25 cm) apart.
  • if you have backaches, a slipped disc, a displaced uterus, or pain in the wrist, keep your big toes together and your heels slightly apart.