Tadasana Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose Standing With A Strap
Lift your mood and surge confidence with this opening standing pose. Cow Face with a Strap helps to neutralize the introverting effects of daily life, increase oxygen uptake, energizes and realigns the physiology of the shoulders, back and chest.
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(You’ll get the most benefit from this transcript by watching the video above)
Cow Face Pose Standing with a Strap
Today’s tip is cow face pose with a strap. Soraya is in the pose. There’s a couple of small things wrong within the pose. Soraya’s lower ribs are sticking out quite a bit and her lower back is jutting out causing quite a big curve in her lower spine and the elbow’s flying off out to the side here.
If we take Soraya’s hand slightly further apart on this strap, bring the elbow around and forward, keeping the torso in line, Soraya’s not liking this. Yup. And then also, what this has done, by bringing the further down is helping to bring the shoulder blade. As I press that in, the bottom ribs are coming out again.
Again, it comes back to the work of the feet. If Soraya presses her feet into the floor, lengthens her lower back, goes up through the spine, and breathe. Just try and bring this elbow in again. Now go back to the work of the feet, yup. You can see that the ribs came in automatically there and the sacrum lengthened. Keep trying to bring this elbow around. And that’s now looking a lot better within the pose.