Yoga Poses With Stupid Names

Cow Face 1 of 11

Yoga is a proven method of exercise and meditation that strengthens the mind and body. However, it's hard to take this ancient workout seriously when it uses poses with such ridiculous names. To be fair, the English names were directly translated from the original Sanskrit, but someone really should change these names. 

One such yoga pose is the "Cow Face." This pose twists you up into a human pretzel, but it looks nothing like a cow or a cow's face. In fact, calling this pose pretty much anything other than its name would make a lot more sense. Follow these simple steps to perform the Cow Face:

  • Start in a sitting position.
  • Cross your right leg on top of your left.
  • Pull back both feet so they are touching the ground and your legs.
  • Reach your right hand up and your left hand back.
  • Bring your hands together behind your back.
  • Straighten your back and hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.