Cowfaced Eagle is a variation of traditional Cowfaced Pose! One of my most favorite hip and shoulder openers. Cow Face🐮 pose with Eagle🦅 arms or Gomukhasana with Garudasana arms. Can't see the cow face? 🤡Notice that the crossed legs look like the lips.🙃
⚠️Draw the shoulders down and elbows up.
⚠️Make sure you can feel both sitting bones on the ground.
When thinking of hip openers🧘, most of the time we picture poses with legs wide open. In Cow Face the legs are brought together, which allows the hip and muscles around the pelvis to work in a very different way.✨
Shoulders and hips are both common sites that house tension and chronic pain.💣 This pose is a deep outer hip opener and also releases tension in the arms and shoulders💪 depending on the variation you take.
Some of the numerous benefits of Cow Face with Eagle arms:
✅Boosts energy in the body whilst stretching the IT band, glutes, hips and thighs
✅Stretches the sides of the hips, upper back and ankles
✅Stretches the shoulders, armpits, triceps and chest
✅Enhances the range of motion in the hip and shoulder joints
Be sure to keep your spine aligned rather than twisted.🔄 If you have difficulties with finding a straight spine, use a folded blanket or bolster to lift the sitting bones off the floor and support them evenly.💖