Gomukhasana got its name, as it resembles the mouth of a cow. Regular practice of this posture removes pain in hip and lower extremities. It helps in making your spine straight. It is very useful to cure arthritis and piles. It automatically gives exercise to your lungs. But sufferers of bleeding piles are advised not to practice it.

How to practice:

  • Sit erect stretching both your legs together in front, your hands by the side, your palm resting on the ground, and fingers of your hands together.
  • Fold right leg at your knee. Place it on the ground by the side of your left buttock.
  • Bring your left leg from above your right leg, and place it on the ground by the side of your right buttock. The two soles remain out towards the left and right sides.
  • Place your palms on the knee one above the other, and sit erect. Or place your right palm above the left sole and your left palm above the right sole. This position will resemble the shape of the ear of a cow. Gaze in front.
  • After some time return to your original position. Afterwards practise this posture by changing the position of your legs i.e. by placing your right knee above your left knee.