Crocodile Pose

WITH YOU, I BREATHE: A forty day yoga column

#38: Crocodile pose

I’ve been having lower back pain. I think I slept funny and carried a heavy bag on my shoulder for longer than what was good for me. I’ve been doing Crocodile Pose, which is a gentle pose that seems to release the lower back. Crocodile Pose seems to also be a good counter pose for back bends like boat pose, cobra pose and sphinx pose.

Here’s what you do:

Lie on your stomach, with your legs wide apart, and use your hands as a pillow for your head.

Visually it looks like this:




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