In addition to a range of physical benefits, bhekasana promotes focus, productivity and inner acceptance.
bhekasana is believed to open
kundalini energy and direct prana to the svadisthana (spleen or sacral) and manipura (solar plexus) chakras, which are the energy centers just
below and above the belly button. Activating
the svadisthana chakra through bhekasana stimulates creative
expression as well as pleasure, joy and feelings of abundance and
wellness. By opening the manipura chakra, the yogi strengthens
his/her self-esteem and sense of power and energy. A healthy manipura
chakra also helps the yogi to be self-motivated and decisive.
is sometimes used synonymously to refer to another frog pose called
mandukasana, which resembles a squatting frog with the knees apart.