Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan


Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

CROCODILE POSE

Sanskrit Name – Makarasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Makara - Crocodile, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Reclining Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Chest and back


WHAT IS CROCODILE POSE (MAKARASANA)?

Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) is a reclining yoga pose that targets your chest and back.


DO NOT PRACTICE CROCODILE POSE (MAKARASANA) IF:

  1. You have a back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF CROCODILE POSE (MAKARASANA)

  1. Relieves feelings of stress and anxiety

  2. Calms the mind and helps you feel centred

  3. Stimulates your digestion

HOW TO PRACTICE CROCODILE POSE (MAKARASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start by laying down flat on your stomach. Extend your legs straight behind you and cross your arms in front of you, creating a support to rest your forehead.

  2. Open your chest and shoulders.

  3. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose.

CROCODILE POSE (MAKARASANA) VARIATION – USE A BLANKET

Prop yourself up by laying down on a folded blanket.


PREPARATORY POSES


Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana


Locust Pose – Shalabasana


Superman Pose – Viparita Shalabasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Corpse Pose – Savasana

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