Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: November 28, 2023

Why We Love


Gomukhasana, or Cow Face Pose, is an ancient yoga posture that has been practiced for centuries in ayurveda. It is a seated asana that stretches the entire body—shoulders and arms, ankles, hips, thighs and back. In the pose, the folded legs resemble the face of a cow from above. The name Gomukhasana comes from Sanskrit words “Go” meaning cow and “Mukha” meaning face.

The pose helps to open up the hips and improve flexibility in the shoulders and spine. It also helps to strengthen the core muscles by engaging them throughout the pose.

In ayurveda, Gomukhasana is believed to be beneficial for improving digestion and relieving joint pain due to its ability to stretch out tight muscles in these areas of the body. It can also help to improve circulation throughout the body by increasing blood flow to all areas of the body.