Gorakshasana - Cowherd  

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Gorakshasana, Cowherd Pose

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Gorakshasana, Cowherd Pose

How to perform Gorakshasana

Sit in Dandasana with your legs stretched out in front of you. Now bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together. Pull your feet closer to the perineum and come to sit on your feet. Your knees should be wide open. Place your hands on your feet and breathe.

Benefits of Gorakshasana

Gorakshasana is a posture that helps you sit straight and get used to sitting straight. It is thus very good for your back and posture.
Your ankles and legs benefit from the pressure in the pose and your feet at the same time stimulate the second chakra. This stimulation activates your sexual energy.
This straightening of the back and the pressure from the bottom calms your digestion and in this way Gorakshasana is especially recommended against the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Focus Points

A main focus point in this posture is to sit straight. Do not hunchback but keep the spine straight and relax your shoulders.

Tips and Help

Gorakshasana can be combined with different Pranayama techniques and thus create different results. Experiment with different ways of breathing in the exercise and you will see how the effects change.

When to Avoid doing Gorakshasana

Do not perform Gorakshasana if you have problems with the joints in your legs or feet.

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