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Steps for Gomukh Asana

  • Perform staff pose
  • Bending your left leg, bring its heel under the right thigh, close to right hip
  • Bend your right leg over the left knee and let your right heel come close to left hipi Your right knee should be positioned directly above the left knee
  • Place your palms on the feet
  • Press the sitting bones in the floor and point the crown of the head to the ceiling
  • Bend the left elbow
  • Bring your left forearm behind your back
  • Position the back of the left hand in the middle of your back, close to shoulder bladese The left forearm and the fingers of the left hand should point upward
  • Inhale while extending the right arm over you head
  • Bending the right elbow, keep your right elbow between the shoulder bladese The right palm should face your back and the fingers of the right hand should be pointed downward
  • Clasp the fingers of the left hand with the right hand
  • Pull your shoulders away from each other to experience the stretch in the shoulders and opening up of chest
  • Remain in this pose from 10 seconds upto half minute before releasing the hands to returning to staff pose
  • Repeat steps 2 to 12 for the other side

Benefits for Gomukh Asana

  • Stretches arms and shouldersr Relaxes shouldersr Opens the chests Improves posturer
  • Teaches deep breathingn