Makarasana (Crocodile Pose)

Iyengar's difficulty rating: 1* out of 60*

Iyengar's Technique:

  1. Lie down prone (facedown). "Catch the head with the arms."
  2. On an exhale, lift your head, chest, legs, and arms away from the floor simultaneously. Attempt to lift your ribs so the weight of your body is on your abdomen.
  3. Engage your glutes and lift your legs higher, stretching your thighs. Contract your quadriceps and keep your legs completely straight. Touch your inner thighs, knees, and ankles together.
  4. Remain in this position for as long as possible with normal breathing.

Comparing Forms:

  • There are no significant differences visible between my form and Iyengar's.