Frog Pose (Bhekasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



FROG POSE

Sanskrit NameBhekasana

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:

  1. You have a leg, back or hip injury

  2. You’re pregnant

  3. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF FROG POSE (BHEKASANA)

  1. Opens shoulders and hips

  2. Strengthens legs and back muscles

  3. Improves digestion

HOW TO PRACTICE FROG POSE (BHEKASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


PREPARATORY POSES


Reclining Hero Pose – Supta Virasana


Camel Pose – Ustrasana


Bow Pose – Dhanurasana


One-Legged Frog Pose – Eka Pada Bhekasana


COUNTER POSES


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana


Corpse Pose - Savasana

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