Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)

A series of illustrated yoga poses with men performing the Crocodile Pose

Crocodile Pose is a chest-opening, beginner posture. Crocodile Pose is known to be deeply restorative in its nature and can provide any Yogi with great relief by calming the nervous system. Crocodile Pose is beneficial in between backbend or back strengthening postures because it relieves tension in the back. Yogi’s with knee issues use caution.

Drawings of people performing the Crocodile Pose represented in outline silhouettes

To do Crocodile Pose, begin by laying on the stomach and bend the right knee maintaining a 45 degree angle, keeping the left leg straight back. Place the hands underneath the left cheek for support. Crocodile Pose can be experienced for up to 15 minutes at a time before switching sides! As always, remember to breathe deeply to receive all benefits of this restorative posture.


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Crocodile Pose elevations (men & women), outline silhouettes

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