Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Makarasana(Crocodile Pose)  

  • This is the crocodile pose.
  • Lie flat on your stomach. Your legs are stretched behind you.
  • Place your palms on the floor under your chin.
  • Inhale as you raise your head and upper body up until the navel by arching your spine backwards.
  • Now bring your palms up while your elbows rest on the floor.
  • Rest your chin on your palms. Breathe easily here for thirty seconds.
  • Then slowly release the pose and relax.


  • Exaggerated lumbar curve should not practice this asana if any pain is experienced.


  • Slipped disc, sciatica, and lower back pain.
  • Vertebral column to resume its normal shape and releases compression of the spinal nerves.

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