(GhS-II.6) (HP (ms)-II.45-46) (JP 482-483)

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Translation :The right ankle should be placed near the left buttock and the left ankle to be placed near the right buttock. This is called Gomukhasana (resembling the cow’s face).

BrYs-III.19-20, SYK -52, SVY-18– all suggest to place right hand vertically over the back from above and left hand placed on the back from below and to hold the fingers of the hands together.


  • Known as “Royal Pose”, it stretches the hips, thighs, ankles, chest, shoulders, anterior deltoids, triceps, inner armpits and lats
  • Stretches the low back, buttocks and knees
  • Relieves back ache, sciatica and rheumatism
  • Opening the chest and upper body, increases lung capacity
  • Helps with asthma, anxiety and stress
  • Calms the mind
  • Induces relaxation, relieves tension and worry
  • Stimulates the kidneys
  • Helps with blood pressure, diabetes and sexual dysfunction
  • Overcomes fistuals and piles
  • Controls apana vayu  through moola bandha (the downwayd flowing energy)