Pose of the Week - Gomukhasana
Pose of the Week is Cow Face pose or Gomukhasana
Mukha = Face
Asana = Pose
This is Pronounce Go-Mu-KHAA-suh-nuh
This pose stretches the ankles, thighs and hips, as well as the shoulders, armpits and chest. Because it helps with tight shoulders it is incredibly beneficial to anyone who sits at a computer for long periods of time.
This pose it notoriously challenging for anyone with tight shoulders so use a strap, belt or Towle as demonstrated to assist
Sit in Dandasana - straight legged, then bend your knees and put your feet on the floor. Slide your left foot under the right knee to the outside of the right hip. Then cross your right leg over the left, stacking the right knee on top of the left, and bring the right foot to the outside of the left hip.Bend your knees so that your feet are flat on the floor.
Bring your right arm in front of you arm parallel to the floor, this arm will be going behind your back from the waist the fingers pointing towards your head. The left arm will raise over your head and down the neck with the fingers pointing towards the floor.
Stay in this pose about 30 seconds to a 1 minute. Release the arms, uncross the legs, and repeat with the arms and legs reversed for the same length of time.