Downward-facing frog can be practiced as part of a vinyasa flow. It is also popular in Yin yoga where it may be held for longer periods of time.
Additional physical benefits of downward-facing frog include:
- Releases the chest and shoulders
- Aids in digestion
- Counteracts the effects of prolonged sitting
- Acts as a gentle backbend
Yogis with sensitive joints may choose to modify this asana by placing a folded blanket under the knees and elbows to provide additional padding and relieve pressure.