Frog pose requires flexibility and mindfulness, especially around the knees. It is also common pose in Yin yoga practice.
Benefits of this pose include:
- Helps relieve anxiety, stress and mild depression
- Inner acceptance
- Improves focus and productivity
- Opens hips, inner thighs and groin
- Opens chest and shoulders
- Soothes menstrual cramps
- Aids digestion
The advanced version of frog pose is known as bhekasana and requires additional flexibility in the hips and thighs. This variation is commonly seen in the second series of Ashtanga yoga.
Squatting poses are a nice way to prepare the hips and groin for frog pose.