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Thursday, June 10, 2010

GOMUKH ASANA

Gomukh means head of a cow. In this Asana body takes shape of a cow head hence called Gomukh Asana. This Asana the potential to help cervical, diabetic, blood pressure and obese patients. This also promotes flexibility to the joints and checks the loss of prana from the body.

TECHNIQUE

Sit with legs stretched straight.
Fold the right leg at the base of left hip and left leg over the right thigh.
Point both the feet sideways like the ears of cow.
Keep the knees over each other like the jaws of cow.
Make sure you sit on both the hips. Now stretch the right hand up overhead close to ear and fold it back.
Take the left hand from down folding it at your back trying to catch hold of hand to hand.
Look up over head and stay, breathing normally.
Repeat the same on the other side to complete one cycle of this Asana.
Duration is from 30 seconds to 1 minute
Avoid in frozen hip and shoulder.

BENEFITS

It strengthens and tones the muscles of the body especially thighs, buttocks, calves, arms, spine and shoulders.
It massages the abdominal organs and tones up the reproductive organs.
It induces mental peace by stimulating the blood circulation to the brain and activating the nervous system.
It checks the loss of prana.
It also relieves the blockage of prana from the pelvic and pectoral girdles i.e. shoulders and hips region.
It energizes the solar plexus or Manipur Chakra.
It regulates the Samaan and vayan vaayu.
It cures waste of semen, dyspepsia, indigestion, white discharge, lumbago, insomnia, cardiac trouble, asthma, dysentery, cervical and obesity.

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