How to do Practice for Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)?

Meaning of Crocodile Pose (Makarasana)

The posture of this asana closely resembles this sight. Therefore, it is called makarasana. The word makarasana constitutes of two words, makar and asana where makar means crocodile and asana means posture. Hence, it is also known as the crocodile pose. It is a variation of shalabhasana (locust pose). This is a restorative and relaxing pose and seems to be good for stress management and maintenance of good posture too. There are claims that this posture might be good for the leg muscles, back of the arms and legs, buttock and rear muscles of the body. Further details about how to perform it are given in the following sections.

The makarasana yoga pose is the best way to address your back and shoulder problems. It resembles the resting position of a crocodile, with its neck and face raised above the surface of the water. This asana is usually done to ease the strain caused by performing other poses. So, finishing your yoga session with makarasana is the best practice.