Jain View Of Life: 4.1.07 Makarasana

Published: 01.01.2012
Updated: 02.07.2015

Makarasana (Crocodile pose)

This posture resembles a crocodile resting in the ocean. The crocodile keeps its neck and face above the water. The same shape is seen here.

Position:

Lie down on the stomach and chest.

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Process:

Lift the head and chest. Bend the arms at the elbows. Rest the elbows on the ground. Form a cup shape with both hands. Place the head on the heels of the hands. An alternative process is to cross the arms in the prone position. Keep each palm on the opposite shoulder. Place the head between the palms. Breathe normally.

Time:

Thirty seconds to three minutes.

Benefits:

This posture rests the body and keeps the spine and neck straight. It helps in removing pain of the neck and jaws.

Sources

Jain View Of Life

Publisher: Adarsh Sahitya Sangh

Edition: 1st Edition 2000

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