Bhekasana: Frog Pose


Bhekasana: Frog Pose

Sep 10, 2012 //

About Frog Pose

The frog pose may look like an awkward asana to perform but truth be told, this particular pose (which is a perfect representation of its namesake) has unparalleled benefits for yoga beginners, professionals, and athletes too! Most of us are guilty of living a sedentary lifestyle; we blame our workplace for our poor posture and negligible physical activity. Sitting in one position at a stretch and not taking out time for physical activities leads to tight hips and fatigue. The frog pose works wonders to remedy this problem. Athletes often complain of groin pain and soreness, which is another problem that the frog pose is qualified to cure. The pose is undoubtedly quite simple but you can boost the intensity of the posture by holding the frog pose for longer durations of time.

Step By Step Instructions

These easy-to-follow guidelines will help you master the frog pose sequence perfectly!

  1. Position yourself in the table pose on the yoga mat.
  2. Separate your knees, shifting them out to the sides as much as you possibly can.
  3. Position your ankles directly behind the knees, and turn your feet so that they face outwards (with the toes facing the left and right side walls).
  4. Lower your elbows and forearms to the mat.
  5. Press your palms together or press them flat against the mat.
  6. Push your hips towards the back until you feel the stretch of the dip. Make sure that you are able to breathe comfortably.
  7. Maintain the frog pose for 5 deep breaths at least. Beginners can place yoga blocks underneath the chest and pelvis for added support.

Health Benefits

The frog pose may be simple, but its health benefits are a force to be reckoned with!

  1. Enhances the digestive functioning of the body.
  2. Opens up the hip joints.
  3. Reduces strain on the knees.
  4. Stretches and strengthens the lower back, inside of the thighs and groin.
  5. Calms the mind and body.
  6. Relieves menstrual cramps.

Things To Remember

Individuals suffering from inguinal hernia, knee pain or hip pain should refrain from attempting the frog pose without the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher.

Sonia Sharma

I am presently functioning as a Yoga instructor for Fitness republic where I can continue feeding my yoga passion everyday in a different format through my writing and make people able to develop their personality at all levels – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. And yes I am always open to feedback and suggestions.

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