Makarasana-Asana For Complete Body Rest
Makara means crocodile and this asana seems almost like a crocodile floating in water.This is a relaxation asana which can help every yogi’s body to have some rest after a practice session.In yoga,giving appropriate rest to each body part is essential and hence makarasana is well used for body relaxation.
This asana seems like an easy asana but the perfection in this asana lies on the body breathing pattern and how comfortably a yogi keeps his body parts in this asana to ensure complete relaxation to the whole body parts.
No body movements should be made while resting in this asana ,atleast remaining in this asana for 2-3 minutes can refresh your body even after a long practice session. Beginners can make use of this asana to cure any kind of back injury or pains in their body which commonly occurs while practicing a difficult posture.
Technique for doing asana:
After a common practice session,yogi may feel the need for relaxing his/her body which is very important to keep him/her fit.
Take a mat and lie down with head placed downwards to begin this asana.
Chest should touch the ground.Legs are to be stretched out.
Rest your head on the arms.
Close your eyes and slowly breathe deeply to enjoy benefits of this asana.
Try to relax each body part through thsi asana.
Do not sleep by lying down in this asana.
Coming Back from asana:
Slowly bring your legs close to each other to your body.
Bring your hands closer to your body.
Head should be straight and slowly raise from the floor by turning to right side of your body.
Slowly open your eyes by blinking it and with a cute smile in your face.
Body will get refreshed from this asana.
Benefits of this asana:
Ensures complete rest to the entire body parts.
Mind and body gets refreshed after this asana.
Removes any kind of tiredness in your body.
Back pain in your body gets cured as this asana is a reverse of Shavasana.
Commonly caused body back injuries gets cured up as this asana provides complete rest to the spinal cord.
Therefore this asana is used widely.