makarasana crocodile pose benefits and steps

Makarasana (Crocodile Pose) Steps and Benefits | Eyogaguru

Are you suffering from back pain, depression or stress then Makarasana yoga pose is one of the best exercises for you. Crocodile Yoga Pose is effective to relieve back pain, stress, indigestion and many. Let’s see how to practice Makarasana (Crocodile Pose) steps and benefits?

Sanskrit Name – Makarasana
Makara – Crocodile
Asana – Pose

Makarasana Steps

  • First, lie down on your stomach and stretch your hands forward.
  • Before going to next steps, breathe normally for few seconds to let your body relax.
  • Now while inhaling raise your upper body up as shown in above image.
  • Place your chin in your palms and keep breathing deeply.
  • Hold this position for few minutes.
  • Now while exhaling release your pose. Remove your palms and bring down your shoulders and chin on the ground.
  • Repeat this for few more times.

Makarasana Benefits


  • Those who are suffering from serious back pain, neck and beck injuries should not practice.
  • Always practice under an expert guidance if you are suffering from any health issues.

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  • This asana is very helpful for relaxing the whole mind and body, along with it there are many other benefits of Makarasana. Makarasana offers deep relaxation for your shoulders and spine. The asana stretches the hip muscles. It relaxes your body completely and keeps you rejuvenated. This pose is wonderful for learning diaphragmatic breathing and for relaxing the entire nervous system.

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