Most asanas can be easily categorized into specific groups such as backward bending, forward bending, spinal twist, balancing and so forth. However, some asanas don't fit into any obvious category.
These three asanas are well worth practising for they have distinctive benefits.
GOMUKHASANA (COW'S FACE POSE)
In Sanskrit gomukha means 'cow's face'. This asana is so called because it resembles the face of a contented cow. At first this may not seem obvious, but in time you will find that the final pose does in fact seem to evoke some similarity with a cow's face. It seems to be more of a symbolic rather than an actual resemblance.
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