Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose is an asana.
Stretches: Shoulder, Hip, Thigh, Thorax, Ankle, Triceps brachii muscle, Axilla
Preparatory poses: Baddha Koṇāsana, Virasana, Supta Virasana, More
Follow-up poses: Lotus position, Ardha Matsyendrāsana, More
Pose type: Seated, Hip opener
Also known as: Cow 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.