Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose is an asana.
StretchesShoulder, Hip, Thigh, Thorax, Ankle, Triceps brachii muscle, Axilla
Preparatory posesBaddha Koṇāsana, Virasana, Supta Virasana, More
Follow-up posesLotus position, Ardha Matsyendrāsana, More
Pose typeSeated, Hip opener
Also known asCow face pose
The word Go also means “light”, so gomukh may refer to the light in or of the head, or lightness of the head. The asana gets its name because the thighs and calves of the person performing it resemble a cow’s face, wide at one end and tapering toward the other.