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Watch more How to Do Yoga Poses videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/319-How-to-Do-Yoga-Poses Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to do the cow face pose properly with this yoga video from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Sit on mat Sit on your mat with your legs stretched straight out in front of you. Step 2: Slide leg under Bend your knees, drawing your feet up closer to your body, and slide your right leg under your left leg, bringing your right foot back to your left hip. Step 3: Stack knees Draw your left foot to your right hip, stacking your left knee directly on top of your right knee. Your heels should each be an equal distance from your hips. Tip A variation on this pose advises tucking your feet under your butt rather than leaving them next to your hips. Step 4: Reach behind Raise your left arm into the air, bending it down at the elbow as you reach behind your head down along your back. Simultaneously reach behind you with your right arm and bend it up at the elbow, so that your right forearm runs up along your spine and the back of your right hand rests between your shoulder blades. Step 5: Interlock fingers Interlock the fingers of your left hand with the fingers of your right. Tip Don't overstretch—if you can't get your hands to meet behind your back, hold a strap or belt in your left hand and grip it with your right. Step 6: Breathe naturally Breathe naturally in this upright posture. Step 7: Bend forward Bend forward, bringing your chest down toward your knees. This will deepen the stretch in your hips and shoulders. Step 8: Breathe & hold Breathe smoothly and evenly while holding the pose for as long as you're comfortable. Step 9: Release pose Release the pose by raising your chest back up, ungrasping your hands, and unbending your knees. Step 10: Repeat pose Repeat the pose on the other side, with your right knee on top of your left and your left arm reaching up behind your back and right arm down behind your head. Step 11: Release pose Release the pose by raising your chest back up, ungrasping your hands, and unbending your knees. Good work, Cow Face. Did You Know? Hinduism holds the cow in sacred esteem for its gentle nature and nurturing qualities, symbolic of the earth's abundance.
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