KIRAN ATMA: TADASANA GOMUKHASANA
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Yoga Asanas For Stress Relief - Tadasana Gomukhasana - Mountain Pose With Cow Faced Arms



    In the ultimate posture of this asana, the interconnected hands form the shape of gomukha, which means "cow's face" in Sanskrit. 


    • Tadasana, or mountain position, is a variant of this asana. 
    • It stimulates the shoulders and back muscles. 
    • Arthritis in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers may be relieved by stretching the arms. 



    BENEFITS


    • Improves breathing by opening up the chest

    • Strengthens knee joints

    • Reduces sciatic pain

    • Corrects flat feet

    • Boosts confidence and helps to treat depression

    • Alleviates cervical spondylosis



    PRECAUTIONS


    • If you have a heart problem, migraines, eye strain, sleeplessness, low blood pressure, osteoarthritis of the knees, diarrhoea, or leukorrhoea, avoid this asana. 
    • Keep your feet approximately 25cm (10in) apart if you have had polio or other congenital abnormality of the legs, or if you are knock-kneed. 
    • Keep your big toes together and your heels slightly apart if you have backache, a slipped disc, a prolapsed uterus, or wrist discomfort. 




    INSTRUCTIONS


    1 Stand in Tadasana on an even, exposed surface in your bare feet. 

      • Place the back of your left hand on the center of your back with your left arm behind you. 
      • Raise your right arm in the air. 
      • Bend your right elbow and bring your hand down, palm towards the body. 

    2 Interlink the fingers of both hands by placing your right palm on top of your left palm.

      • If you're having trouble, touch the fingers of both hands together. 
      • Allow yourself time to adapt to the motion rather than forcing your arms to bend. 
      • Relax your arms consciously. 
      • To generate space between your chest and your upper right arm, open your right armpit. 
      • Maintain a straight right elbow and a close right forearm to your head. 
      • Continue to lower your left elbow. 
      • Then, on your back, put the back of your left wrist. 
      • For 20–30 seconds, hold the position. Rep the posture on the other side.


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