What is Frog Pose?
Frog pose, or mandukasana in Sanskrit, is a deep hip opener that's often practiced in yin yoga classes. From a tabletop position, the yogi opens their knees wide and supports the upper body with the forearms. Though physically intense, the pose has an overall calming effect.
- Begin in tabletop.
- Exhale and gradually widen the knees, keeping the feet in line with the knees and toes pointed out. Lower the forearms to the ground and interlace the fingers.
- Go as far as is comfortable without straining.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and push the hands into the floor, mindfully moving the knees back in toward one another.
- Sit back onto the feet.
- Use caution while widening the knees. If practicing on a hard floor, try placing a folded blanket under each knee to slide the knees open.
Benefits of Frog Pose
- Opens hips, inner thighs and groin
- Helps relieve anxiety, stress and mild depression
- Improves focus
- Opens the chest and shoulders
Frog Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Bhrumadhye (Third Eye)
- Pose Type
- Chest Openers, Hip Openers