Cow-Faced Pose

go = cow

mukha = face


Upward and downward rotation of the scapula needs to precede adduction to avoid overmobilizing the shoulder joint. If the scapula doesn’t mobilize, there can be too much movement in the glenohumeral joint, causing overmobilizing in the joint capsule or impingements in the tendons of the biceps brachii and supraspinatus.

If the hip joints are not sufficiently mobile, excessive torque can result in the knee joints. Great care should be taken to avoid any strain in the knees, because the menisci are most vulnerable when the knee joints are semiflexed.

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