Gomukhasana

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Gomukhasana

Gomukhasana (/ɡmˈxæsɑːnɑː/ goh-moo-KHASS-ah-nah;[1] Sanskrit: गोमुखासन; IAST: Gomukhāsana) or Cow Face Pose[2] is a seated asana in hatha yoga.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit गो go meaning "cow", मुख mukha meaning "face" or "mouth",[3] and आसन Āsana meaning "posture" or "seat".[4]

Description[edit]

Placing the right ankle by the side of the left buttock and the left ankle by the side of the right buttock

— Darshana Upanishad: 3, 3–4[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Budilovsky, Joan; Adamson, Eve (2000). The complete idiot's guide to yoga (2 ed.). Penguin. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-02-863970-3.
  2. ^ "Yoga Journal - Cow Face Pose". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  3. ^ "Gomukhasana A". Ashtanga Yoga. Retrieved 4 April 2011.
  4. ^ Sinha, S. C. (1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9.
  5. ^ Anon 1938, p. 124.

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