Also known as Crocodile Pose. Nakra means a crocodile. This posture consists of several dynamic movements resembling those of a crocodile stalking its prey, hence the name. Nakrasana 6 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Remain flat on the floor, face directed down.
2. Curve the elbows and place the palms by the side of the waist.
3. Keep the feet about one foot apart. Breath out, raise the whole body a few inches above the floor, balancing it on the palms and the toes. keep¬ the body stiff as a poker and the knees taut. The body should remain parallel to the floor. (Step 1)
4. Take a few breaths and with a breath out lunge the whole body a foot forward, dragging the hands and feet simultaneously off the floor. (Step 2, 3 and 4.) After going a foot forward, take a few breaths. Then breath out and lung and ahead again.
5. Repeat the ahead lunges four or five times. At the end of each lunge, the position of the body should be as described in position 3 above. These movements resemble the lunges made by a crocodile stalking its prey. After each lunge, loosen up a few seconds taking deep breaths.
6. Now reverse the movements and with breathing out jump back about a foot at a time until you return to the position from where you started.
7. Loosen up the trunk on the floor and relax.
Nakrasana asana develops powerful wrists, throws off lethargy of the body and fatigue of the brain,revitalizes the entire body and makes one feel lively and vigorous. Nakrasana helps reduce stress and anxiety, regulates blood pressure. Since the movements bring great pressure on the wrists, it is recommended that they be tried gradually, otherwise one is apt to sprain the wrists.