Makarasana - Crocodile Pose

Crocodile Pose (Makarasana) is a beginner yoga pose that relaxes the whole body and helps relieve pain related to other yoga poses or other activities.

Makarasana - Crocodile Pose

Basic instructions

Lie down on your stomach. Make a cushion with your hands and place one cheek on top. (If your shoulder feels tight in this position, you can also keep your arms along your body, palms facing up and one cheek resting on the floor.) Big toes of both feet are touching, heels are dropped outwards. Hips are relaxed. Focus on breathing into your stomach and lower back.

When to do

  •  In between prone backbending asanas
  • During initial or final relaxation as an alternative to Corpse Pose

For more yoga asanas and exercises, make sure to visit the Arhanta Yoga Asana Guide!

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