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Season 4 - Episode 10

Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)

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Rosemary, with the help of Lori, explores Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)—fundamental alignment and hands-on adjustments to help deepen the experience of the posture.
What You'll Need: Partner, Mat

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Mar 16, 2019
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As you can see, we're going to be taking a look at Gomukhasana. Very similar to a double pigeon adjustment, and again you want to be mindful of your students' knees. So Lori, can you go ahead and fold forward for me. For the sake of this demonstration, we're not working with the bind of the arms, we're just looking at the foundation of the posture. Okay, so I'm behind Lori. I'm kind of close to the earth, rooted down, taking one hand to the sacrum, getting a nice grounded foundation, and then reaching the other hand forward up the spine towards the shoulders. And as you move the hand, you're applying a little pressure down to deepen the fold, but also to lengthen the spine. Okay, and then releasing the hand on the upper back, taking left hand to upper left, glute area right hand to right, rooting it back down, and then just ending again on the sacrum, and maybe releasing the spine, or you can stay there or rise when you're ready. Okay, again, pretty straightforward, pretty simple. Just that extra grounding and rooting through the hips can really help to assist the student in the pose. Enjoy. Namaste.

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