Makarasana : The Crocodile Pose

Makara' means 'Crocodile'. While doing this Asana body resembles the shape of 'crocodile', hence it is known as Makarasana. It is also considered a relaxative Asana like Savasana.

Makarasana : The Crocodile Pose - Detailed Description

  1. Lie on the chest and stomach.
  2. Lift the head and chest.
  3. Bend the arms at the elbows.
  4. Rest the elbows on the ground.
  5. Form a cup shape with both hands.
  6. Place the head on the heels of the hands.
  7. Place the head between the palms.
  8. Relax the whole body.  Breathe normally and slowly. Feel the whole body touching the ground and the deep relaxation in all your muscles.e elbows.
  • This is beneficial in Asthma.
  • For those who have acquired wrong process of respiration (due to Asthma etc.) this Asana is more useful.
  • Abdominal muscles get automatic massage.
  • It is very useful in Spondalities of Lumber region.
  • It also maintains flexibility of Backbone and gives exercise to the nerves attached to the spine.
  • This is also beneficial in Sciatica Problem.
Tips and Help:
  • Those having heart problem, obesity, gas or high blood pressure should not practice it.

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