GAUMUKHASANA(Cow Face Posture)
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- Fixing of the lower limb muscles in gripping position reduces the blood flow and turn towards the internal organs.
- Maximum muscles are of lower limbs brings the changes quickly than the upper limb muscles.
- Blood flow can be disturbed physically and pressure wise in the vessels.
- Erect position of whole spine brings the Chest wall stimulation for respiratory function, growth of the muscles, segmental breathing (sectional)
- Increases alveolar ventilation and increase the Oxygen saturation quickly.
- Enhances the ANS control of respiratory system
- Improves strength of the Reproductive organs.(Functions like maintains the strength of uterus and menstrual cycles in females, production of sperms and voluntary control of ejaculation process in males).
- Enhance the endocrine functions of Thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and Gonads
- Improves concentration, balance & awareness of whole body
- Balance between the two sides of the whole body without weight bearing on the joints.
- Gow means Cow, Mukha means Face.
- Ajna Chakra and Anahata Chakra
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Contributors to Gaumukhasana Page
The Half Moon Posture has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance
The Gaumukhasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of YogaArchanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga
The limitations and berefits of Gaumukhasana have been given by Ms Niharika Raval
The Physiology of Gaumukhasana has been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Phsiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga
The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Gaumukhasana has been provided by Dr E Amaravathi,
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