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
- Boosts confidence and helps to treat depression
- Alleviates cervical spondylosis
- Improves breathing by opening up the chest
- Strengthens the knee joints
- Reduces sciatic pain
- Corrects flat feet
Contraindications and Cautions
- Stress-related headaches
- eye strain
- low blood pressure
- Osteoarthritis of the knees
- 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.