Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gomukh Asana

Gomukh means a cow. Mukha means face. When this asana is performed, the performer’s posture resembles a cow- head. So it is called Gomukhasana. This is one of the eighty four asanas.


Place the left heel on the left side of the anus. Bend the right leg in such a way that the right knee rests or the left knee and the sole of the right foot touches the lower par of the left thigh. Practice will enable you to bring the right hee to the left thigh. Take the left arm to the back, bend it at th elbow and bring it upward. Now, raise the right arm, bend i at the elbow and take it to the back. Raise the first and the secon fingers of the left hand. Lower the first and the second finger:of the right hand. If the fingers slip away, try again for two ii flutes to bring them to the position. Breathe slowly. Keep the itink and the head in a straight line. Change the hands in turn. A fat man will find it difficult to perform this asana. But constant ‘v will enable him to practise the asana comfortably. Later, gradually increase lie frequency and practise it six times. Gradually increase the duration till the limit of fifteen minutes is reached.


  1. As this asana involves all the three Rindhas (Jalandhara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and Moola Riudha) strongly, Sushumna Nadi naturally gets an abundant low of oxygen with the result that there is control over the sense rgans.
  2. Tumour in the axilla (armpit) is dissolved by this asana.
  3. This asana is in the category of Padmasana and iddhasana and, therefore, the advantages which can be obtained rom Padmasana and Siddhasana can be obtained from this asana i Iso.
  4. This asana cures rheumatic arthritis of the lower legs dud fissure.
  5. This asana cures constipation, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, Ivickache and arm-sprain.
  6. This asana helps in observing celibacy and keeping sound health.
  7. Moola Bandha stops automatically in this asana and so U is very helpful for practising Pranayama.
  8. This asana is useful for long-time meditation.
  9. Joints become flexible and the bones become strong.
  10. This asana strengthens the chest, the lungs and the heart.

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