Sanskrit Name – Bhekasana
Sanskrit Name Meaning – Bhek – Frog, Asana - Pose
Type of Asana – Backbend Yoga Pose
Target Areas – Full Body
WHAT IS FROG POSE (BHEKASANA)?
Frog Pose (Bhekasana) is a front lying backbend yoga pose that strengthens your back, legs and improves your flexibility.
DO NOT PRACTICE FROG POSE (BHEKASANA) IF:
You have a leg, back or hip injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF FROG POSE (BHEKASANA)
Opens shoulders and hips
Strengthens legs and back muscles
HOW TO PRACTICE FROG POSE (BHEKASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start by laying on your stomach with your legs outstretched behind you. Bend your knees and grab the top of both feet with your hands.
When you’re comfortable push down on your feet so that your toes and heels are close to your hips. At the same time, lift your chest, shoulders and head into a backbend.
Stay in this asana for as long as you feel comfortable, release down to the floor to exit the pose.
FROG POSE (BHEKASANA) VARIATION – HALF FROG
Practice this asana by bending one leg and then repeating on the other side.
Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana
Camel Pose – Ustrasana
Bow Pose – Dhanurasana
One-Legged Frog Pose – Eka Pada Bhekasana
Child’s Pose – Balasana
Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana
Corpse Pose - Savasana