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Yoga Poses : Frog Posture (Mandukasana) 

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Basic Facts about the Yoga Posture (Asana)

The Frog Posture (whose original Indian name is Mandukasana) in Yoga is suitable for improving the flexibility of the legs (especially the thigh muscles).

Note that Manduka means a Frog. The posture gets its name because the person performing it resembles a Frog.

Stepwise Technique yoga pose : frog posture - mandukasana yoga pose : frog posture - mandukasana

  1. Fold both legs at the knees and take them backwards such that the big toes of your feet touch each other. Keep your knees as far apart on both sides.
  2. Place both your palms on the ground under your bent legs near your knees. Look straight ahead.
  3. Remain in this final posture breathing normally for about 10 seconds or upto your breakpoint*.

Tips and Comments

  1. Persons suffering from backache, heart-related problems and severe pain in the leg joints should avoid performing this posture.
  2. *Breakpoint is the time upto which you can comfortably remain in a yoga posture. It varies from individual to individual depending on one's fitness, age and will power.

Potential Benefits of the Yoga Posture (Asana)

  1. The Frog Posture (Mandukasana) helps reduce excess fat in the body especially in the thigh, hip and abdominal region.
  2. The yoga posture helps in toning the muscles of the thigh region and increasing the flexibility of the legs. It assists in the cure of pain in the knees, ankles, and back.
  3. The yoga posture aids in better functioning of the digestive and excretory systems.

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