Body-Centered Yoga Bothell WA
Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Mill Creek, WA
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Massage Practitioner, Yoga Instructor
Osteopath (DO), Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor
Eastside Natural Medicine & Puget Sound Birth Center
Midwife, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Yoga Instructor
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Women's Health, Infertility, Adolescent Health, Pediatrics
Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Flower Essence Therapy, Homeopathy, Meditation, Midwifery, Nutritional Counseling, Yoga Therapy, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Midwifery
Uniform Medical Plan, Sliding Scale, Regence, Premera, Lifewise, First Choice Health, Cigna, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Aetna, United HealthCare
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Midwives Alliance of North America, Midwives' Association of Washington State, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Gomukhasana, which translates as “cow face,” is a great way to open the shoulders and chest. Cow pose also stretches the spine, arms, and neck and relieves tension in the upper back. This pose, said to resemble a cow’s face, provides an effective counteraction to all the forwardbending tasks that occur throughout the day. Opening up the chest improves lung capacity, nurtures deeper breathing, and leads to feelings of abundance and generosity.
Sit with your legs in front of you and then bring the right knee on top of the left. With legs crossed, bring your heels towards your body. Make sure your back is straight, with extended spine and relaxed shoulders.
Pointing your right elbow toward the sky, take your right hand and reach over the top of your right shoulder. Your palm should be behind you and facing your back. With your left elbow pointing toward the ground, wrap that arm behind your back, palm facing out. Bring your hands toward each other, clasping them if you can. Remain here for five full breaths, letting the shoulders open and soften.
Reverse your legs and arms and repeat.
If your shoulders feel tight, don’t force this pose. If your hands don’t touch with relative ease, use a strap or towel to get the same stretch. Over time you will develop the flexibility to do this asana without props.
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