SANSKRIT: Gomukhasana (go-moo-KAHS-anah)

DESCRIPTION: One arm reaches up and back from above the shoulder while the opposite arm reaches down and back from under the shoulder and around the torso into a bind at the center of the upper back. The gaze is forward.

BENEFITS: Stretches the ankles, hips and thighs. Stretches the shoulders, armpits, triceps, and chest.