Makarāsana (GhS-II.39)  (YMP-34)


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Translation: Having held the head with the two arms, one lies down on the ground facing downwards, chest touching the ground, two legs spread apart. This posture is called the Makarasana – the Crocodile posture – the increaser of bodily heat.


  • Relaxes the whole body
  • Slows the breathing and heartbeat
  • Releases lower back compression
  • Massaging the abdominals
  • Reduces stress, tension and anxiety
  • Relieves fatigue, high blood pressure and promotes sleep
  • Beneficial for asthma and other lung problems
  • Corrects the acquired wrong process of respiration
  • Brings your focus inwards
  • Allows Kundalini to flow and  increases bodily fire