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Makarāsana (Sanskrit: मकरासन) or Crocodile Pose is an asana.[1]


The name comes from the Sanskrit words makara meaning "crocodile"[2] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[3]


This is relaxation asana and a prone version of Savasana.

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  1. ^ "Yoga Point - Makarasana". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ Venkatkrishnan, Sri (1 January 2008). Yoga For Stress Management. Peacock Books. pp. 99–. ISBN 978-81-248-0183-3. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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