Yoga For PMS – Crocodile Pose

By Dr. Vijay Bathina | Published: February 7th, 2016

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Crocodile Pose is one of the best and easiest asanas for curing problems related to back & knees. This asana is just same as Shavasana which provides relaxing and de-stressing feeling to your entire body. It relaxes your entire body after every tiredness or jogging sprint. It also cures problems related to sciatica and slip disc. It helps you eliminate breathing problems and removes problems like high blood pressure. Here we showcase some steps for how to do Makarasana and straightforward steps for obtaining Makarasana benefits.

Getting Into Crocodile Pose:

First of all lie down on carpet such that your chin, chest and abdomen are in touch with the floor.Now stretch out both your legs together at wide distance.Keep both hands on their respective sides.Put both legs comfortably apart from each other and allow them to rest on floor.Now keep hands underneath the chins from both the sides same as standing in upright position and elbows are placed on floor.While inhaling, bend both legs one by one in the start and after practicing the lift simultaneously towards the hip, heels should touch buttocks.Now at time of exhaling slowly & gradually make both legs placed straight to reach the initial posture.Continue this pose for minimum 20-25 minutes.

People suffering from heart problems, high blood pressure and obesity should not practice Makarasana.

Benefits of Crocodile Pose:

  • Helps in achieving complete relaxation to the entire body including mind and spirits.
  • Cures breathing problems and disorders related to genitourinary system.
  • Eliminate problems related to sciatica, slip disc and cervical spondylitis.
  • Beneficial for asthma patients.
  • Helps in educing knee pain.


About the author

Dr. Vijay Bathina

Dr.Vijay Bathina (Physiotherapist) MPT, MIAP, PGDHHM, MMTFI Has over 8 years of experience in Spine Rehab, Gait Analysis & Rehabilitation, Musculo-Skeletal Injury Assessment & Exercise Prescription, Sports Injury Rehabilitation & Sport Endurance Training, Stroke Rehabilitation & Functional Training, and Manual Therapy. Currently heading the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Citizens Hospitals, Hyderabad, he has worked with Medanta, Columbia Asia, and Care hospitals.