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Frog Pose

Angle-Based Images: Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Frog Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Frog Pose Video
Frog Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin lying facedown on your mat.
Frog Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Rise onto your forearms and breathe here.
Frog Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Keep your knees no wider than hip's distance apart. Bend your left knee and bring your left hand to the top of your left foot, putting gentle pressure on it to open the quadriceps. Elbow grazes your rib cage, not winging out.
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Frog Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Bend your left knee and bring your left hand to the top of your left foot, putting gentle pressure on it to open the quadriceps. Elbow grazes your rib cage, not winging out.
Frog Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Lift your chest up and breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Stay with Half Frog until you are ready for this full variation of the pose. You can also use a bolster under your rib cage to make this easier.

Tips

Keep your knees no wider than hip's distance apart when practicing this pose to protect your lower back. This pose should be avoided by those suffering from back or shoulder ailments, high blood pressure, or migraines.

Benefits

Strengthens back muscles and improves posture, opens the entire front body. The opening of the area surrounding the lungs leads to deeper breathing. This pose is very beneficial to those suffering from flat feet or fallen arches.

Modifications

To deepen the pose, lift as much of your chest and mid abdomen off the ground as you can.

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