Makarasana {Crocodile Pose}-Steps And Benefits

Makarasana crocodile poseThe meaning of Makarasana in Sanskrit is “Crocodile” because this Pose resembles a Crocodile during resting within the ocean. The crocodile keeps its neck and face above the water. A similar form is seen in this pose. Makarasana is a nice Asana for all spherical stretching of the body. Makarasana straightens and stretches the muscles of the rear, buttocks, legs, and also the back of the arms and legs. The crocodile posture in yoga is additionally an excellent pose to cut back stress and improves your body posture. The aim of Makarasana is to unleash strain caused by other Poses.

Posture Name: – Crocodile pose
Sanskrit Name: – Makrasana
Meaning: – Crocodile

Steps of Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)

  • Lie down straight on your stomach.
  • Now join your elbows, making a stand and place your palms under the chin.
  • Lift your chest up.

Makarasana crocodile pose steps

  • Keep your elbows and legs together.
  • During inhaling, first, fold your one leg at a time and then both the legs together.
  • During folding, your ankles should touch the hips.
  • While exhaling, your feet should be straight and keep your head steady.
  • Repeat this for 20 to 25 times.

Benefits of Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)

  • Beneficial in cervical, slip disc, spondylitis, sciatica.
  • Beneficial in all spine related problems.
  • Very useful in Asthama, knee pain, and other lungs related problems.
  • Stretches the muscles of legs and hips.
  • This pose is best for relaxing after doing other Asana.


Don’t try this pose if you have serious back and knee injury. Those people who are suffering from neck injury may keep their head in a neutral position or use a folded blanket for supporting the neck during the process. Consult a doctor or yoga expert before doing any yog Asana and Pranayama.

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