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Makarasana (Crocodile pose)
  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.
1. Lie on the chest and stomach.
1. Lift the head and chest.
2. Bend the arms at the elbows.
3. Rest the elbows on the ground.
4. Form a cup shape with both hands. Place the head on the heels of the hands.
5. An alternative process is to cross the arms in the prone position.
6. Keep each palm on the opposite shoulder.
7. Place the head between the palms.
8. Breathe normally.
  Thirty seconds to three minutes.
1. It helps in removing pain of the neck and jaws.
2. This posture rests the body and keeps the spine and neck straight.